What Sets UM-Flint's Mathematics (MA) Program Apart?
• UM-Flint’s Master of Arts in Mathematics is designed to address the needs of in-service teachers, to deepen your understanding of mathematics and update your credentials as a teacher.
• The 2 1/2 year program is part-time with evening and summer classes on the UM-Flint campus, scheduled to accommodate your commitments as a teacher.
• It is comprised of 30 graduate credit hours, including four core classes and a flexible set of electives.
• Course instructors are student-focused and have doctoral degrees.
• UM-Flint MA in Mathematics students have access to resources of the world-renowned University of Michigan system.
• A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or related field (physics, chemistry, computer science) from an accredited institution including coursework through at least multivariate calculus and some proof-oriented courses
• A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
To be considered for admission, submit the following to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library:
• $55 application fee (non-refundable)
• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
• Three letters of recommendation
• Statement of Purpose describing your reasons for pursuing the degree
• International students must submit additional documentation. Visit www.umflint.edu/graduateprograms/admissions/international-students.page for details.
The program has rolling admissions and reviews completed applications each month.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Fall (early deadline*) – May 1
Fall (final deadline) – August 1
Winter – November 15
Spring – March 15
Summer – May 15
*You must apply by the early deadline to be eligible for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.
International students are required to apply earlier than the deadlines posted here. The final deadlines for international students are May 1 for the fall semester and September 1 for the winter semester.
- Formal admission to the program.
- Core courses (12 credits).
MTH 501 - Mathematical Modeling.
MTH 502 - Paths and Surfaces.
MTH 503 - Axiomatic Mathematics.
MTH 504 - Recent developments in mathematics.
- Algebra (3-12 credits). At least one from:
MTH 527 - Coding Theory.
MTH 528 - Modern Algebra.
MTH 529 - Linear Algebra.
MTH 531 - Conics and Cubics.
- Analysis (3-13 credits). At least one from:
MTH 556 - Real Analysis.
MTH 557 - Advanced Calculus.
MTH 570 - Complex Variables.
MTH 572 - Probability.
- Electives. Additional courses from the list below, * chosen with consent of the program director, to complete a total of at least 30 credits.
MTH 505 - Differential Equations.
MTH 522 - Foundations of Mathematics.
MTH 523 - Elementary Topology of the Linear Continuum.
MTH 534 - College Geometry.
MTH 554 - Number Theory.
MTH 562 - Combinatorics with Applications.
MTH 574 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis.
MTH 575 - Mathematical Statistics.
MTH 577 - Methods of Operations Research.
MTH 585 - History of Mathematics.
MTH 590 - Problem-Solving Seminar.
EDR 541 - Assessment-Based Literacy Instruction in Secondary Classrooms.
*Note: It is anticipated that mathematics pedagogical courses will be added to this list.
- An average grade of at least B (5.0) in required courses.
Time Limit for Degree Completion
A student must complete all work toward the Master of Arts in Mathematics within six consecutive years from the date of first admission to the program. Students may, however, petition for an extension of this time limit. Approval of an extension is at the discretion of the program director and/or program faculty.
Sample Program of Study
Graduation Year: 2014
Hometown: Flushing, MI
By completing the Master of Arts in Mathematics degree, I am improving my effectiveness as a mathematics educator through a deeper understanding of the content, while gaining the credits required to maintain my teacher certification. I am also positioning myself for better compensation in my current assignment, and opening myself to teaching opportunities beyond the K-12 classroom. I selected UM-Flint because they offered the program I was looking for, with a schedule and location that met my needs. Being able to take these graduate courses locally while also raising a family and working full time was a priority for me.