Graduate Programs

Graduate Coordinator: Timothy Schroeder, email: tschroeder@murraystate.edu

Our programs help prepare you to:

  • 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

Graduate Programs Tuition & Fees

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 9 hours) in an allied field such as business, computer science, physics, economics or finance. (See an example of allied courses for economics and finance here.) 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.

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"Data science has become quite a booming field for Math majors. Not only did this program prepare my technical skills, but also my problem-solving abilities necessary for overcoming issues in this ever-changing area. The faculty and staff were always helpful when answering my questions, and connections through the department guided me to the beginning of my career."

Jessica Lugo
Data Analyst at Quotient Technology
M.S. in Mathematics, 2019