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Distance Education - M.S. in Mathematics

Program Description

This 36-semester hour graduate program is designed for individuals with interests in mathematics, with a particular desire to teach in K-12 and community colleges or in computational math. Primarily this program is intended for individuals with with a solid background in mathematics, such as a degree in a mathematically related subject. However, others are encouraged to apply as well.

Because Texas A&M offers the G6 classification, which is a postgraduate nondegree-seeking status, it is not necessary to enroll in full G7 degree seeking status to enjoy the benefits of the program.


Computational track requirements

Teaching track requirements

To apply

To enroll you must apply for admittance as either a G6 non-degree seeking student or G7 full degree seeking student (degree seeking means you intend to obtain a MS at the end of the program). If you are only wanting to take a few hours and don't want/need a degree, it's best to apply as a G6. Should you later change your mind and wish to apply for admittance as a G7 degree seeking student, up to 12 hours taken in G6 status can be transferred to the graduate program here. Please note, if applying for G7 status after G6 status, you will need to submit a new ApplyTexas application and application fee, take the General GRE and provide references from two online math instructors.

Distance education platforms

All courses will be taught over the Internet. Courses are listed with the section 7xx designation, e.g. MATH 629-700/720 indicates the distance version of Math 629 for in-state and out-of-state, respectively.

Course Examinations

The courses will all require student evaluations or examinations during the semester. The evaluations may be in the form of take-home comprehensive examinations, research projects, or semester projects. The evaluation instructions will be submitted either by traditional mail, email, downloadable web sites, or facsimile, at the discretion of the instructor. The uniformity and content of all examinations will be the same whether students are on or off campus.

Final Degree Program Examination (for G7 students only)

After completing all program requirements, all M.S. students will be required to complete an oral final examination that will be administered via WebEx with a power point presentation.

For information about this program please contact:

Monique Stewart
Administrative Assistant for Distance Programs
Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3368

Last updated: March 20, 2018