Graduate Programs

Master’s Degrees

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the following Master’s degrees:

Doctoral Degree

The program provides candidates with opportunities to obtain expertise in the teaching of mathematics, educational leadership and curriculum development and modification and to conduct research in mathematics education. It recognizes the influence that teacher leaders have in renewing and strengthening our nation's educational system and the critical importance of strong education programs in our nation's quest for improving our social and political democracy while maintaining its technological superiority.

Students applying for full time studies are eligible for the MSU Westerdahl Fellowship.

Please contact Dr. Mika Munakata for advising.

Other programs

The Mathematics Department also offers the following programs:

Please contact the following faculty members for advising in these other programs: (Math)
Dr. Dean Hamden (Physical Science) (Middle Grades Programs)

Combined Programs

These degrees provide students with the advanced material needed for positions of leadership in business, industry and government, as well as for teaching at the high school and community college level. The concentration in mathematics education will upgrade the skills of teachers and offers a special combination of courses in mathematics, mathematics education and the use of technology in mathematics education.

Comprehensive Exam or Thesis?

Learn more about how you should go about fulfilling your graduate requirements. All students must choose between a Comprehensive Exam or a Thesis.

The PSM-MCM does not require the student to take a comprehensive exam or thesis. However, each student will be required to complete a culminating experience or an internship.

Course Availability

View the Fall 2013 - Spring 2015 Projected Graduate Course Offerings in Pure and Applied Mathematics


Please contact the following faculty members for advising:


View graduate scholarship opportunities in the Mathematical Sciences.