University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Mathematics M.A.

Master of Arts - Mathematics

Degree Specific Credits: Thesis: 30; Professional Presentation: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

  • The Master of Arts in Mathematics 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.
  • 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.

Course Requirements

Complete the following course:
M 600Mathematics Colloquium1
Complete 2 credits of the following courses:2
Topics in Mathematics Education
Graduate Seminar in Applied Mathematics
Graduate Seminar in Algebra
Graduate Seminar in Analysis
Graduate Seminar in Combinatorics and Optimization
Thesis or Professional Presentation Options27-33
Thesis Option (27 credits)
Complete 27 credits of graduate-level Mathematics (M) and Statistics (STAT) courses.
Professional Presentation Option (33 credits)
Complete the following course:
Complete 31 credits of graduate-level Mathematics (M) and Statistics (STAT) courses.
Total Hours30-36

Minimum Grade: C