M.A. Mathematics

Master of Arts in Mathematics

The mathematics program is designed primarily for individuals who seek a terminal graduate degree in mathematics. However, students may in consultation with their advisor, design a program that will prepare them for a Ph.D. in mathematics. In addition, this program meets the New York State guidelines for permanent certification for those with initial teaching certification in secondary mathematics education.


Degree Requirements:

  • The M.A. in mathematics will require 30 credits of graduate level mathematics, computer science, statistics, and/or mathematics education.
  • Students will be required to take a sequence in algebra, analysis, a graduate seminar course and an independent study course in mathematics or mathematics education.
  • The program will culminate with either a project or a comprehensive examination.
  • Accepted students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all coursework to remain in the program.
  • A minimum of 30 s.h. of planned and approved coursework as follows:

Mathematics (core courses):
MATH 525 Abstract Algebra I
MATH 526 Abstract Algebra II
MATH 587 Modern Analysis I
MATH 588 Modern Analysis II
MATH 598 Graduate Seminar in Mathematics
MATH 699 Advanced Independent Study

Math Education (core courses):
MTHE 692 Mathematics in the Secondary School
MTHE 694 Advanced Graduate Special Topics in the Teaching of Mathematics
MTHE 698 Graduate Seminar in Mathematics Education
MTHE 699 Advanced Independent Study: Mathematics Education


Electives
The following courses will be offered based on the mathematics background and/or interests of the students in the program:

Mathematics
MATH 501 History of Mathematics
MATH 509 Theory of Numbers
MATH 523 Linear Algebra I
MATH 524 Linear Algebra II
MATH 535 Geometry I
MATH 536 Geometry II
MATH 584 Partial Differential Equations
MATH 585 Modern Numerical Analysis
MATH 627 Topics in Algebra
MATH 637 Topics in Geometry
MATH 687 Topics in Analysis

Statistics
STAT 561 Theory of Probability and Statistics I
STAT 562 Theory of Probability and Statistics II


Admission Requirements:

All students applying for admission to degree status are required to:

  • Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee. Application Fee Waived for SUNY Oneonta Alumni.
  • Provide evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a functionally related area.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit a letter of intent which includes a statement of professional goals
  • If seeking permanent teaching certification in New York State: submit a copy of a NYS initial teaching certificate in Adolescence Mathematics.
  • Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 1 for fall admission or December 1 for spring admission.
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