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Graduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 
Graduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, MS

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Master of Arts and Master of Science in Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Rhodes Tower 1515
(216) 687-4680

Gregory Lupton, 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.

Faculty Research

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.

Financial Assistance

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.)

Career Information

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.

Master of Science Program

Admission Information

In addition to meeting College of Graduate Studies requirements for admission, applicants are expected to have a baccalaureate degree in mathematics, engineering, or another scientific or technical area. Applicants should have completed a sequence in calculus and analytic geometry, as well as courses in linear algebra and differential equations and at least eight credits in junior-or senior-level mathematics courses. An applicant without this preparation may be admitted on a probationary basis, subject to removing deficiencies during the first year of graduate study.

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Degree Requirements

In addition to meeting Graduate College requirements for the master’s degree, MS degree candidates must earn 36 credit hours distributed as follows:


Upto eight credits of approved courses at or above the 400-level, offered by other departments

Exit Requirement

(4 credits)

Scheduling of Courses

Courses in the Master of Science program are offered in the evening during the academic year only. Courses are scheduled as indicated below. Other courses also may be offered. It is highly recommended that students complete MTH 514  in their first year of study.

With department approval, students may apply a maximum of eight 400-level credits taken as a Graduate Student at Cleveland State offered by a department other than Mathematics toward a master’s degree in Mathematics.

Specialization in Applied Statistics

This specialization is for students seeking development of skills in statistics and data analysis. Coursework can lead to employment in a variety of industries that seek quantitatively skilled employees with knowledge of statistical methodology.

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