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The M.A. in Mathematics at West Chester University is a thirty-three credit master’s program, eighteen credits of core courses and fifteen credits of electives, which offers great flexibility. Elective courses may be in mathematics education, statistics, computer science, pure mathematics, applied and computational mathematics, actuarial science, business, and others. By properly selecting their electives, our M.A. candidates may train for work in a large variety of fields, including, but not limited to, actuarial science, computer science, operations research, biomathematics, cryptography, teaching in a high school or a two-year college, research, economics, environmental mathematics, geophysical mathematics, air traffic control operations, photogrammetry, and many more. Upon completion of the M.A. in Mathematics, students are also well prepared to pursue a doctoral program in mathematics.


Required modules:

MAT 515 Algebra I
MAT 516 Algebra II
MAT 545 Real Analysis I
MAT 546 Real Analysis II
MAT 532 Geometry I
STA 505 Mathematical Statistics I


A student may choose from among 500-level MAT course offerings, as well as MTE 507, MTE 508, MTE 512, and MTE 604. A student may select CSC or STA courses with approval of their advisor.

Capstone Experience:

A student may choose one of two different capstone experiences:

Thesis - Student selects MAT 609 and MAT 610, which replace 6 credits of electives.

Oral Comprehensive Exam in 3 different subject areas.

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