Mathematics, M.S.

College of Science & Engineering

College of Science & Engineering

Mathematics, M.S.

Prepares students for careers in education, science and industry, and serves the community by providing expertise to local schools, coastal industries and research centers. Students pursuing this degree will choose between the Applied & Computational Mathematics and the Curriculum Content option. The Applied and Computational Mathematics option will especially benefit individuals employed in scientific or technical fields seeking advancement or additional training to enhance their knowledge and skills, or those preparing for a career in higher education instruction or building a foundation for doctoral studies in a mathematical field. The Curriculum Content option specifically addresses the needs of secondary teachers wishing to enhance their skills in learning, teaching and understanding mathematics.

Domestic Students:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
July 15 November 15 April 15 May 15

International Students:

Fall      Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
May 1 October 31 February 1 February 1

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.

Requirements:

Application requirements specific to this program :

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (Foreign College credits/transcripts require an official foreign evaluation. Please click here).  TAMU-CC transcript is not required.
  • Essay (Approximately 300-500 words in length which includes educational and professional goals, pertinent work and undergraduate experience, and other factors relating to the chosen option for graduate study
  • One or more letters of recommendation may be submitted to strengthen the application. 

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years  :
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

The course of study for the MS program in mathematics consists of the components listed below. Graduation requirements are slightly different for the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Curriculum Content options.

Applied and Computational Mathematics Option

  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core courses
  2. Electives from mathematics or closely related field
  3. MATH 5994 - Proposal Research and MATH 5995 - Thesis 
12
15-18
6-9
  Total 36

1. The Core courses

  • MATH 5333 - Numerical Linear Algebra 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5336 - Advanced Differential Equations 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5339 - Numerical Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5351 - Real Analysis 3 sem. hrs.

2. Elective courses may be chosen from the following list.

  • MATH 5341 - Statistical Methods and Data Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5342 - Linear Statistical Models 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5343 - Mathematical Theory of Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5345 - Computational Methods for Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5337 - Theory and Applications of Partial Differential Equations 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5348 - Optimization 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5360 - Combinatorics and Graph Theory 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5375 - Applied Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 6344 - Spatial Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5993 - Literature Review and Research 1-9 sem. hrs.
Note:

With prior approval from the Department Chair, a student may select offerings of MATH 5390 or MATH 5396 or graduate courses from outside the Department as electives.

3. Thesis

Each student in the Applied and Computational Mathematics option is encouraged to participate in the departmental seminar and may simultaneously take MATH 5994 for one to three semesters at a rate of 1 to 3 credit hours per semester. A total of three semester hours credit for MATH 5994 is required. The final time MATH 5994 is taken, the student will prepare a thesis proposal. When a student is within 18 semester hours of graduation, he or she may form a graduate committee and defend the proposal for the thesis. (Guidelines for writing the thesis, including the required format and style, are available at the department website.) Immediately upon approval of the thesis proposal, the student registers for MATH 5995, Thesis. The student continues to register for MATH 5995 each successive semester (Fall or Spring required, Summer by choice) until the thesis is completed. A student who does not complete a thesis in the semester for which he or she has registered will receive a grade of IP (In Progress). Not completing a thesis or project in four long semesters, earning a grade of U or failure to register for MATH 5995 Thesis or MATH 5997 Project in the next semester after receiving a grade of IP will terminate the thesis or project and will require that the entire process be repeated starting with the preparation of a new proposal.

Each student in the Applied and Computational Mathematics option must defend his or her thesis, ordinarily during his or her final semester. The student’s graduate committee will administer the defense. For more information, see the Department’s Thesis Guidelines.

 

Statistics Option


 
Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core courses
  2. Electives from mathematics or closely related field
  3. MATH 5994 - Proposal Research     and either MATH 5995 - Thesis or MATH 5997 - Project
12
15-18
6-9

 
Total 36

1. The Core Courses

  • MATH 5341 - Statistical Methods and Data Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5342 - Linear Statistical Models 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5343 - Mathematical Theory of Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5345 - Computational Methods for Statistics 3 sem. hrs.

2. Elective courses may be chosen from the following list.

  • MATH 5333 - Numerical Linear Algebra 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5336 - Advanced Differential Equations 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5337 - Theory and Applications of Partial Differential Equations 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5339 - Numerical Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5348 - Optimization 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5351 - Real Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5360 - Combinatorics and Graph Theory 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5375 - Applied Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5993 - Literature Review and Research 1-9 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 6344 - Spatial Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
Note:

With prior approval from the Department Chair, a student may select offerings of  MATH 5390  or  MATH 5396  or graduate courses from outside the Department as electives.

3. Thesis or Project

Each student in the Statistics track option is encouraged to participate in the departmental seminar and may simultaneously take MATH 5994 for one to three semesters at a rate of 1 to 3 credit hours per semester. A total of three semester hours credit for MATH 5994 is required. The final time MATH 5994 is taken, the student will prepare a thesis or project proposal. When a student is within 18 semester hours of graduation, he or she may form a graduate committee and defend the proposal for the thesis or project. (Guidelines for writing the thesis or project, including the required format and style, are available at the department website.) Immediately upon approval of the thesis or project proposal, the student registers for either MATH 5995 Thesis, or MATH 5997 Project. The student continues to register for MATH 5995, or MATH 5997 each successive semester (Fall or Spring required, Summer by choice) until the thesis or project is completed. A student who does not complete a thesis or project in the semester for which he or she has registered will receive a grade of IP (In Progress). Not completing the thesis or project in four long semesters or failure to register for an incomplete thesis or project in the next long semester will terminate the thesis or project and will require that the entire thesis or project process be repeated starting with the preparation of a new thesis or project proposal.

Each student in the Statistics option must defend his or her thesis or project, ordinarily during his or her final semester. The student’s graduate committee will administer the defense. For more information, see the Department’s Project Guidelines.\

 

Curriculum Content Option

  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Courses
  2. Electives
  3. MATH 5993 - Literature Review and Research and  MATH 5994 - Proposal Research 
    And either MATH 5995 - Thesis, or MATH 5997 - Project 
15
12
6
3
  Total 36

1. The Core Courses

  • MATH 5325 - Structure of Number Concepts 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5326 - Structure of Patterns and Algebra 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5327 - Structure of Geometry and Measurement 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5328 - Structure of Probability and Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5329 - Structure of Modeling with Rates of Change 3 sem. hrs.

2. Any of the following courses may be used as an elective.

With prior approval of the Department Chair, any course with significant and appropriate mathematical content may be taken as an elective.

  • MATH 5321 - Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning for Teachers 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5322 - Mathematics Assessment 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5323 - Mathematics instruction and Mentoring 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5324 - Principles of Reforming Mathematics Instruction 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5331 - Evolution of Mathematical Systems 3 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 5332 - Integrating Technology in Mathematics Education*^ 3 sem. hrs.

3. Capstone Course

All students in the Curriculum Content option will take MATH 5993 - Literature Review and Research as an introduction to relevant literature, research methods, followed by MATH 5994 Proposal Research to prepare and present a proposal.  These courses serves as preparation for either a thesis or project.

  1. Thesis or Project. A thesis requires a student to articulate a problem in mathematics education related to significant mathematical content, propose a solution, and collect and analyze data in creating a solution of the problem. A project requires a student to demonstrate his or her ability to undertake a significant curriculum development, perform the appropriate research needed to implement the development, and communicate orally and in writing their understanding of that process.
     
  2. Students writing a thesis or project will prepare a proposal in MATH 5994 based on work done in MATH 5993 . When a student is within 18 semester hours of graduation, he or she may form a graduate committee and defend the proposal. Guidelines for writing the thesis or project, including the required format and style, are available on the Mathematics Department website.) Immediately upon approval of the proposal the student registers for MATH 5995 - Thesis or MATH 5997 - Project, as appropriate. The student continues to register for MATH 5995 - Thesis or MATH 5997 - Project each successive semester (Fall or Spring required, Summer by choice) until the thesis or project is completed. A student who does not complete a thesis or project in the semester for which he or she has registered will receive a grade of IP (In Progress). Not completing a thesis or project in four long semesters, earning a grade of U or failure to register for MATH 5995 - Thesis or MATH 5997 - Project in the next semester after receiving a grade of IP will terminate the thesis or project and will require that the entire process be repeated starting with the preparation of a new proposal.

Each student in the Curriculum Content Option must defend his or her thesis or project, ordinarily during his or her final semester. The student’s graduate committee will administer the defense.



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Teaching Assistantships, graduate research assistantships, fellowships, or scholarships may be available to graduate students admitted as degree-seeking students who maintain full time graduate student status (9 hours/fall and spring semesters, and 3 hours/summer). The completed Teaching Assistant Application (https://sci.tamucc.edu/student-information/graduate-funding.html) and all other materials requested for evaluation should be submitted to the office indicated on that form. For full consideration, the deadline for submitting applications is February 1 for the following academic year. Faculty members conducting funded research projects often hire qualified graduate students as Research Assistants. Students should contact faculty members in their field of interest for information on these opportunities. Summer funding (3 mos.) is the responsibility of major advisor and/or student, and should be discussed early in the academic year.

Additional Information

  • Persons seeking admission to the program should first contact the program faculty and identify a faculty member, or members, willing to serve as the graduate supervisor, and the applicant must include a summary of their discussions with faculty members in their essay. Applicants will not be admitted to the program without a graduate supervisor. Faculty profiles are found at the program website: http://math.tamucc.edu/graduate-faculty.html.
  • If you would like to learn more about the Mathematics Program, please visit the Program website found at: http://math.tamucc.edu.
  • If you'd like to learn more about the College of Science and Engineering, please visit the College website.

Contact for More Information:

Dr. Alexey Sadovski

6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5825
Office: 361-825-2724
alexey.sadovski@tamucc.edu