# M.S. in Mathematics

Obtaining your master's degree in mathematics from UCM opens doors of opportunity in your field. Whether you’re looking for more in-depth knowledge in a specialized area or are hoping to make a career move, your master’s degree provides a real advantage. In the graduate program, you will cultivate your ability for independent thought and demonstrate your aptitude for relevant research.

The M.S. in Mathematics program offers two options — Mathematics or Actuarial Science and Statistics.

**Mathematics**

This program is designed for recent graduates with a B.S. in Mathematics, as well as high school and community college teachers and working professionals. The program includes core courses in algebra, analysis and topology, as well as electives in combinatorics, complex analysis, graph theory and number theory.

*New!***This program will now be taught by Interactive Television (ITV) at the Summit Center in Lee’s Summit, Mo., in addition to being taught on the main campus.**

To be accepted into this program, a student must have:

- An undergraduate major in Mathematics or course work equivalent to a UCM major in Mathematics.
- A minimum GPA of 3.00 in upper-level mathematics courses.

A student not meeting these minimum standards may consult the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science for possible acceptance on a conditional basis.

**Actuarial Science and Statistics**

The M.S. in Actuarial Science and Statistics is designed to fit the needs of students in actuarial science, statistics or related fields. Core courses include Applied Stochastic Processes and Multivariate Statistical Analysis, with electives in statistics, probability, actuarial science and computer science.

To be accepted into this program, a student must have:

- An undergraduate degree in Mathematics or coursework equivalent to a UCM degree in Mathematics or Actuarial Science and Statistics.
- A minimum GPA of 3.00 in upper-level mathematics courses.

A student not meeting these minimum standards may consult the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science for possible acceptance on a conditional basis.

**Both options of the MS in Mathematics program offer:**

- Faculty members who take a genuine interest in their students.
- Small class sizes.
- Late afternoon and evening courses to accommodate teachers and working professionals.
- Graduate teaching assistantships.
- Collaborative research opportunities with faculty members.

Contact the graduate program coordinators today!

**Actuarial Science and Statistics**

Jean Tao, Ph.D., ASA

660-543-8896

tao@ucmo.edu

**Pure Mathematics**

Nicholas Baeth, Ph.D.

660-543-8846

baeth@ucmo.edu