University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Mathematics M.A.

Master of Arts - Mathematics


Core Course Requirements18
Additional Courses12-18
Total Hours30-36

Degree Specific Credits:

Thesis: 30

Professional Presentation: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • The M.A. Program aims to provide students with a broad background in mathematics and the opportunity to concentrate on an area of special interest.
  • The areas of study are Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization, Mathematics Education, and Statistics.
  • Candidates for admission to the Master of Arts in Mathematics degree program should have an undergraduate mathematics major in addition.
  • Students may apply up to 10-credit hours of research towards the degree. The professional presentation for the non-thesis option consists of at least 2-credit hours of research on advanced-level material, culminating in an oral presentation(s) by the student.