Master of Arts and Master of Science in Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Rhodes Tower 1515
John Holcomb, Chair
John Oprea, Graduate Program Director
Areas of Study
Master of Arts
Master of Science
The Master of Arts program in Mathematics is designed for those teaching in secondary schools or who have completed their baccalaureate degree and are preparing for such teaching. Its goal is to provide secondary teachers with a broad background in modern mathematics in order to enhance their teaching effectiveness.
The Master of Science option is primarily a program in applied mathematics. It provides an alternative to the traditional MS degree in mathematics. The program is designed to serve those interested in the application of mathematics in industry, business, and government. The program stresses the development, analysis, and evaluation of mathematical models of real-world problems and those areas of pure and applied mathematics that are germane to this process.
Mathematics faculty members are active in many areas of research in pure and applied mathematics, including algebra, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, applied mathematics (especially numerical analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, and fluid dynamics), computer science, functional analysis, general topology, harmonic analysis, mathematics education, operator theory, probability theory, and statistics. Some department members are the authors of widely used mathematics textbooks, both graduate and undergraduate.
Current faculty information can be located on the Cleveland State University Faculty Profile page.
A limited number of graduate assistantships and tuition grants are available to qualified students. Assistantships include a stipend and tuition support. Contact the Department of Mathematics for further information. (See the section on Financial Aid and Expenses: Graduate Assistantships in this Catalog.)
The demand for people trained in mathematics will continue to grow because of the central role of mathematics in the physical sciences, in engineering, and in business. Qualified secondary school teachers of mathematics are in demand, as are applied mathematicians to work in industry and government. There are opportunities in statistics, actuarial work, operations research, and computer science fields that all require a solid background in mathematics.