Mathematics master’s programs boost career opportunities
You’ve taken the first big step on the pathway to success by earning an undergraduate degree, so maintain that forward momentum by starting your master’s degree program at SFA. A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and the faculty and staff in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are here to help you achieve it.
You can choose to pursue a master’s degree in mathematical sciences with an emphasis in mathematics or statistics, or if you have an undergraduate degree in a non-mathematics field, you can pursue an educational track with a master’s degree in school mathematics teaching with a focus on middle and/or secondary education.
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
Students enroll in this program for a variety of reasons. Some students are not ready to stop exploring. Some students are interested in preparing for Ph.D. programs in pure or applied mathematics or statistics. A master’s degree is the first step of this process. Students who plan to pursue careers in industry seek a master’s degree to distinguish themselves from other candidates. In addition, some students want to earn the credentials required to teach at the community college level.
The M.S. in Mathematical Sciences program requires 36 hours of mathematics or statistics and includes a thesis or non-thesis option. See the Graduate Bulletin for specific course requirements.
Master of Science in School Mathematics Teaching
This program is designed specifically for teachers or future teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of mathematics in order to become a highly qualified mathematics teacher at the middle or secondary level.
Many of the students in this program are ready to begin second careers in teaching after working in engineering or related fields. Others are working teachers who want to expand their opportunities by earning a certification in a different grade level or subject area. Because this program is offered fully online, it can be easily scheduled around a full-time career.
The program requires 36 hours of coursework. See the Graduate Bulletin for specific course requirements.
Master of Science in Natural Sciences – emphasis in mathematics
The master's in natural science is an interdisciplinary degree program offered through the College of Sciences and Mathematics. The program can be completed with a thesis or non-thesis option.
Students in this flexible, customizable degree plan will work closely with graduate advisors to design a unique degree plan that aligns with their interests and career goals.