Graduate Coordinator: Kelly Pearson, email: kpearson ("at" murraystate.edu)
Welcome to our graduate web pages! Our programs help prepare you to:
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- teach at the junior college level or improve your teaching at the secondary school level
- obtain preferred employment in mathematics with industry or government
- continue on to a Ph.D. program in mathematics
We offer the following degrees:
Master of Arts in Teaching: a program designed for certified teachers who wish to strengthen their discipline-based background and obtain current information in educational theory, curriculum and research.
Master of Science: this program consists of a core of applied mathematics together with courses (at most 12 hours) in an allied field such as business, computer science or physics. The program is flexible and is particularly suited to meet the needs of students preparing for careers in business, industry or government, or those wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in mathematics.
Master of Arts: a broadly based program that includes a study of algebra, analysis, topology, and the foundations of mathematics. It is well-suited for someone planning to pursue a doctoral degree in mathematics.
"Becoming an actuary requires the completion of a set
of rigorous exams on mathematical and financial topics. The dedicated
faculty and challenging coursework in the master's program at Murray
State prepared me well for these exams, and for success in my career."
S. Kevin Sullivan
Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
M.S. in Mathematics, 1993