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Mathematics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

This non-thesis program includes a 12-hour core in Mathematics, 9 elective hours of approved graduate Mathematics courses, a 3-hour directed reading and research course which includes a written report on the research, and a 12-hour minor in an approved field.

One of the fastest growing universities in Texas, Sam Houston State University is a comprehensive public institution of higher education located on a 316-acre main campus in historic Huntsville, 60 miles north of Houston in the Piney Woods region of East Texas. The university has an enrollment of approximately 20,000 taught by more than 700 full-time faculty. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has 31 tenured, tenure track and visiting faculty in mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics. The BA, BS, MA, and MS degrees are offered in Mathematics.  The MS degree is offered in Statistics, along with Statistics minors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Detailed information about these programs  can be found in the links on the right.

Accreditation

Sam Houston State University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Computing Science has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Analysis
  • Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Topology
  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Functions of a Complex Variable
  • Research and Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description
      A student is required to complete master's level graduate work within a six-year period
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Graduate Application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcript(s) of all previous college work
  • Official GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred for admission into the Mathematics program. However, GPA and GRE scores are not sole criteria for admission. Based on a review of an applicant's undergraduate transcript, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics may require completion of undergraduate stem courses as a condition for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10049 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10049 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5068 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Online Texas residents: $5349 / semesterOnline Non-residents: $6006 / semester

Living costs for Huntsville

  • 964 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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