The M.A. in Mathematics provides advanced study for students with one or more of the following interests: a Ph.D. program in mathematics or mathematics education, teaching in high school or community college, or using mathematical analysis in government, business or industry. The M.A. program includes a Teaching Option, Applied Mathematics Option and Special Topics Option.
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information. In addition, applicants are admitted in conditionally classified standing with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better as undergraduate mathematics majors in all upper-division mathematics courses, or a combination of previous coursework and work experience approved as equivalent by the graduate committee of the Mathematics Department.
A student’s status is changed to classified standing when the following requirements have been met:
Completion of all prerequisites and/or deficiencies, including the University Writing Requirement
Development of a study plan approved by the Mathematics Department and Academic Programs. The study plan should be developed prior to the completion of nine units