M.S. in Mathematics Program

For questions about the online Master of Science degree in Mathematics, please submit an information request below or email gradmath@una.edu.

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For official policies/procedures, please see the UNA Course Catalog.

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 complete a core of five 3-credit courses (including sequences in algebra and analysis). In addition, students choose from elective coursework in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, or mathematics teaching.

Mathematics Faculty at UNA have expertise in the fields of algebra, combinatorics, analysis, topology, statistics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education.

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Application Deadlines

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the following dates (as long as space remains available):
Fall - August 1
Spring - December 15
Students submitting applications after the above dates will be considered dependent on availability. Due to enrollment constraints, it may be necessary to defer qualified applicants' admission to a future semester.

Minimum Admission Requirements

In order to be eligible for 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 previous undergraduate mathematics courses at the level of calculus or higher.

Note: GRE scores are waived for the Fall 2021 semester. 

Please note that program admission is competitive. The requirements above are the minimum admission requirements.

Application Materials

Applicants must submit
1. Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate (and any relevant graduate) degree-granting institutions. Current undergraduate students may submit an official transcript for an in-progress undergraduate degree (an official degree-granting transcript will be required before the program start date),
2. three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

Program Requirements (beginning Fall 2021):

For program requirements for students entering the program prior to Fall 2021, please see the UNA Course Catalog.
For a list of available graduate mathematics courses, please see UNA Graduate Mathematics Courses in the Course Catalog.

MS in Mathematics program required coursework
Courses of Study MA 630 - Foundations of 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)
MA 698 - Algebra Comprehensive Exam (0)
MA 699 - Analysis Comprehensive Exam (0)
Electives Students must complete an additional 15 credit hours of elective coursework.

At least 9 hours of elective coursework must come from mathematics courses above the level of MA 630.

The remaining 6 hours may come from additional graduate level coursework in mathematics or (with approval) coursework from areas outside of mathematics.
Total Credit Hours 30
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