M.S. in Mathematics Program

The University of North Alabama's Online Master of Science in Mathematics degree program is a fully online, innovative approach to graduate level mathematics. All students take a core of five 3-credit courses (including courses in algebra and analysis). In addition, students can choose from concentration / elective courses in pure mathematics, mathematics teaching, or various STEM concentrations.

Mathematics Faculty at UNA have expertise in the fields of Algebra, Group Theory, Graph Theory, Functional Analysis, Topology, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematics education.

M.A. Ed. - If you’re interested in pursuing a Master's in Education with a math concentration, our courses would be a great fit.

  • Our Mathematics for the Teachers classes are 8-week fully online.
  • Our independent study courses offer flexibility in your degree path and allow you to focus on topics you are interested in.
  • Our program allows you to quickly complete 18 credit hours in graduate mathematics so you can teach mathematics at a community college, junior college, and dual credit high school classes.
Application Deadlines for Fall 2019
Early Admission - March 31, 2019
General Admission - July 15, 2019

Minimum Admission Requirements
In order to be eligible for full admission to the MS in Mathematics program, applicants must
1. hold a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a related field from an accredited institution and have completed at least 21 semester hours in Mathematics at the level of calculus or higher (including at least one course which requires mathematical proof writing) by the program start date,
2. have earned a minimum of 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) coursework, and a minimum 3.0 GPA in all previous undergraduate mathematics courses, and
3. Submit satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test including Verbal Reasoning, and Analytical Writing sections.
Students who satisfy most of these admission requiremetns may still be eligible for conditional admission.

Application Materials
Applicants must submit
1. Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraudate (and any relevant graduate) degree-granting institutions. Current undergraduate students may submit an official transcript for an in-progress undergraduate degree (an offical degree-granting transcript may be required before the program start date),
2. scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test including Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections. The Mathematics Subject Test is not required but may be submitted if desired, and
3. three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
Great Option for Math Majors Working in Industry or Education Who Desire a Stronger Background in Math and Related Concepts!

Three Track Options Available:

Pure and Applied Mathematics

Work with with mathematicians on our faculty to add expertise in advanced topics in applied and/or pure mathematics, including analysis, algebra, operations research, and other fields.

Math for the Teacher

Obtain advanced credentials in mathematical pedagogy. Pursue 18 hours for a math certification and qualify to teach at a regional institution of higher education.

Choose Your STEM Specialization!

Work with faculty in other STEM departments to add a specialization to your MS in Math in a related area, such as Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, or others.

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Program Requirements

Core Courses of Study

MA 630 Topics in Advanced Mathematics (3)

MA 637 Group Theory (3)

MA 638 Rings and Fields (3)

MA 651 Advanced Calculus I (3)

MA 652 Advanced Calculus II (3)


6 credits of Math Electives above MA 630


12 graduate credits in an approved area