Master of Natural Science in Mathematics
The degree of Master of Natural Science with a major in mathematics is designed specifically for people who hold a standard secondary school teaching certificate for the teaching of mathematics. The objective of the program is to enhance the mathematical training of secondary teachers and to equip such teachers with a broad and modern background in mathematics.
For full admission to the M.N.S. program in mathematics the applicant must hold a bachelor's degree and a standard secondary school teaching certificate. The applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.75 for the last two years of undergraduate work and must have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), achieving at least the 50th percentile on the quantitative part of the general aptitude test. Applicants should have completed undergraduate work in both analytic geometry and calculus, a first course in both linear algebra and modern algebra, and at least one other mathematics course at the upper-division level.
Candidates for the Master of Natural Science in Mathematics degree must meet the following criteria:
- Possession of a standard secondary teaching certificate or the equivalent.
- Completion of a program of study approved by the graduate committee of the Mathematics Department and the Dean of the Graduate School.
- A minimum of 30 credits beyond the bachelor's degree in courses numbered 300 or above. At least 22 credits must be in residence.
- Satisfactory performance on final written and oral examinations.
Required coursework will depend upon the student's background in mathematics.