Take your teaching career to the next level or enter an exciting and dynamic industry that values exceptional analysis skills. No matter what your background is, the master’s in Mathematics program at the University of Central Missouri can help you achieve your goals.
You’ll take courses on a wide range of mathematical topics from experienced faculty who specialize in subjects such as analysis, differential equations, algebra, topology, statistics, financial mathematics and more. As you complete your master’s in Mathematics, they’ll guide you in refining your knowledge and discovering all of the possible jobs with a Mathematics degree.
Online courses available
If you’re exploring mathematics graduate programs but are worried about balancing your personal commitments with your education, look no further. UCM puts your MS in Mathematics within reach by offering graduate math courses in a synchronous online teaching format that you can fit into your life.
Long-standing degree program
Complete in as little as two years
Synchronous online course options
Take classes full or part time
Average of 10 students per class
Personal career advising
The master’s in Mathematics program at the University of Central Missouri covers a wide range of advanced topics in graduate math courses that include:
Two ways to graduate with your MS in Mathematics
Choose from one of two options to complete your master’s in Mathematics degree: pass a series of comprehensive exams or write a thesis. If your goal is to teach, the final exams option may be best for you. If you plan to pursue your doctoral degree and build a career in academia, the thesis option can start you on your path by acclimating you to advanced research.
Gain real-world experience by practicing what you’re learning in your graduate math courses at the University of Central Missouri.
The University of Central Missouri’s graduate math courses prepare you to effectively communicate mathematical ideas in a variety of jobs. You’ll be ready to enter fields such as:
Jobs with a Mathematics degree
Use the interactive tool below to explore career paths, salary estimates and projected job growth for students who complete mathematics graduate programs.
The University of Central Missouri provides numerous ways to help you finance your education, including university scholarships, grants, tuition awards and access to federal financial aid.
As a student in UCM’s master’s in Mathematics program, you’ll be eligible to apply for a graduate teaching assistantship and other paid opportunities, including tutoring and lab teaching assistantships.
UCM also offers scholarships exclusively to students in certain degree programs, including Mathematics graduate programs. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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This master’s degree requires 30 credit hours. The program includes required courses in modern algebra, analysis and topology as well as electives in number theory, graph theory, combinatorics, and statistics. Each student must complete either a series of comprehensive examinations or a thesis. For a complete program listing click the “Program of Study” link on the left side of this page.
The admission requirement is an undergraduate degree in mathematics (or equivalent coursework) with at least a 3.0 GPA in upper level mathematics courses. Occasionally we offer conditional admission to students not quite meeting these criteria.You may calculate the cost of courses in this program by using the UCM cost calculator. If you plan to take the courses from a distance (by web conference) you must use the calculator associated with hybrid/online courses.