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MS Mathematics


Course Description

Program Description:

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers the Master of Science degree in mathematics. The graduate program is designed to provide a solid foundation for further professional training or careers in teaching, industry, or government. Degree requirements are flexible, allowing considerable latitude in tailoring the course of study to individual preferences.

Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/degrees-and-programs/catalog/programs/mathematics-ms

Course detail

Two concentrations are available: mathematics and applied mathematics. The mathematics concentration is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in mathematics or the equivalent. The applied mathematics concentration is designed not only for persons with undergraduate training in mathematics, but also for those with degrees in related disciplines, such as engineering and science, who want a solid foundation in mathematics.

Format

The Mathematics M.S. degree requires 30 semester credits of course work. These must include 16 credits of math classes numbered 7000 and above, including at least one 2-course sequence. The remaining credits are taken from 6000 or 7000-level mathematics courses, as chosen in conjunction with an advisor. Students graduating from this program with the M.S. in Mathematics degree typically assume positions in teaching or business, or they may pursue further graduate training leading to the Ph.D. degree. The department makes provision for part-time degree candidates by offering all required courses in the late afternoon or evening.

Mathematics Concentration

The Master of Science degree program in Mathematics offers advanced mathematical training in the traditional areas of mathematics, yet is flexible enough to allow students to pursue related interests in mathematics. Students may select courses in algebra, analysis, combinatorics, and geometry, as well as differential equations, graph theory, numerical analysis, probability, and statistical theory. Individual interests and future goals determine the actual course of study, within the guidelines given below.

The Mathematics Concentration is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in mathematics or the equivalent. Applicants for this program should have completed a minimum of 14 semester hours of mathematics beyond calculus. Courses in analysis (advanced calculus), linear algebra and modern algebra are particularly important. However, courses in other areas of mathematics may also provide the foundation needed for graduate work in mathematics. Applicants with insufficient preparation may be admitted on the condition that they complete certain prerequisite work to be specified by the department at the time of admission.

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants for admission are expected to meet the general requirements for admission to graduate study as established by the Graduate School. In addition, applicants must present post-calculus courses in mathematics, as well as related course requirements appropriate for the intended program of study. The specific undergraduate preparation required for each of the department’s two degree options forms part of the description of each option.

Program Requirements:

The Master of Science degree may be earned by satisfying the requirements of the mathematics or the applied mathematics option. The mathematics option is a flexible program emphasizing advanced mathematical concepts in the core areas of mathematics. Students may either complete a traditional curriculum in mathematics or develop, with a graduate advisor, a plan of study that is tailored to their individual needs. Either option can provide a solid foundation for doctoral study in mathematics or for a career in teaching, industry, or government.

All master’s degree candidates are required to pass comprehensive written examinations. The department makes provision for part-time degree candidates by offering courses in the late afternoon or evening.

Careers

Students graduating from this program typically assume positions in teaching or business, or pursue further graduate training leading to the Ph.D. degree.

How to apply: http://www.wright.edu/apply

Graduate Scholarships

Wright State University offers several scholarship opportunities to graduate students, including:
• Graduate assistantships
• Tuition scholarships
• Fellowships
• Stipends

Often these awards require the student to serve in an employment-like capacity for the awarding department or college in order to be eligible and maintain eligibility. Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/financial-aid/graduate-scholarships

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree in mathematics or the equivalent. See admission requirements in course description

Course Fees

https://www.wright.edu/bursar/tuition-fees#tab=dayton-campus


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