Master's Program

Why Um-flint's mathematics program?

The UM-Flint Master's Program in Mathematics is designed toward helping a variety of careers and positions further their training and understanding of the vast world that is mathematics.  From practicing or prospective teachers looking to renew or increase their certification, to employed actuaries or engineers looking to pick up extra skills, to those simply looking to further their undergraduate education, the UM-Flint program offers a wide range of content courses offered at times suitable for students with full-time work schedules. 

Master's Program Requirements

Mathematics (Master of Arts)


  1. Formal admission to the program.
  2. Core courses (12 credits).
    MTH 501 - Mathematical Modeling. 
    MTH 502 - Paths and Surfaces. 
    MTH 503 - Axiomatic Mathematics. 
    MTH 504 - Recent Developments in Mathematics.  
  3. Algebra (3-12 credits).  At least one from:
    MTH 527 - Coding Theory. 
    MTH 528 - Modern Algebra. 
    MTH 529 - Advanced Linear Algebra. 
    MTH 531 - Conics and Cubics.  
  4. Analysis (3-13 credits).  At least one from:
    MTH 556 - Real Analysis. 
    MTH 557 - Advanced Calculus. 
    MTH 570 - Complex Variables. 
    MTH 572 - Probability.  
  5. 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. 
    MTH 591 - Independent Study. 
    MTH 592 - Selected Topics. 
    EDR 541 - Assessment-Based Literacy Instruction in Secondary Classrooms. 
  6. An average grade of at least B (3.0) 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

Year 1
MTH 501 MTH 590 
Fall:  MTH 572 
Winter:  MTH 502  

Year 2
MTH 503 , MTH 527 
Fall:  MTH 557 
Winter:  MTH 585  

Year 3
MTH 504 MTH 562 .



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