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Graduate Programs Overview

Our department offers two different graduate degrees. Below is a general overview of each program and links to the Graduate Catalog which contains specific program requirements and other important information.

MS, Mathematics

Overview: The M.S. in Mathematics offers three concentrations: general mathematics, computational mathematics, and mathematical economics, but has a core set of courses in applied mathematics, discrete mathematics, and statistics required for all students. The general mathematics concentration is recommended for students who wish to obtain a Ph.D. degree, to teach in a community college, or to seek employment in industry with an emphasis on conceptual foundations. The computational mathematics concentration is designed for students seeking employment in industry with an emphasis on computational mathematics and/or computer science in addition to knowledge in traditional areas. The mathematical economics concentration is designed for students seeking employment in industry with an emphasis on economics in addition to knowledge in traditional areas.  It is also designed for students who completed an undergraduate degree program in mathematical economics at WKU.

Program Admission & Requirements   Assistantship Application

Joint Undergraduate – Master’s Program (JUMP)

Overview: JUMP provides undergraduate students the opportunity to begin working toward an M.S. in Mathematics. These students may take graduate classes that count toward their undergraduate and graduate degree. Click here for more.

Eligibility: Math major, junior classification (not in your last semester), and 3.2+ GPA

Benefits: Double count 9 graduate hours, Significantly lower the cost of obtaining a master’s degree, Reduce the overall time of completing the MS in Mathematics

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MA, Mathematics

Overview: This online program is intended for students who are secondary teachers who already hold teacher certification and are seeking rank change through earning a Master's degree. In addition, completion of this degree program would qualify the classroom teacher to teach WKU-offered dual credit mathematics courses at the high school level, teach at a community college or technical school, or pursue a PhD/EdD in mathematics education. This degree does not provide initial teacher certification or prepare a student for a PhD in mathematics. Comprehensive exams are required (click link below).

Program Admission & Requirements   Comprehensive Exams

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 Last Modified 1/26/23