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M.A. in Mathematical Studies

The mission of the Master of Arts Program in Mathematical Studies at Rhode Island College is to provide students with a solid foundation in some of the major areas of mathematics, an appreciation for the structures and theories of advanced mathematics, and a deeper understanding of the role of mathematics in association with the real world. The program will help students develop quantitative and abstract reasoning and the ability to use mathematics as a computational and analytical tool. The department strives to produce graduates who exhibit knowledge, comprehension, and creativity in the practice of mathematics as they pursue a variety of career opportunities.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will extend their undergraduate background to include graduate level mathematics in core areas.
  • Students will utilize mathematical knowledge to solve problems and prove theorems.
  • Students will be able to receive and convey graduate level mathematics.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of B (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate course work.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of courses beyond precalculus mathematics.
  • An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.

Course Requirements

Mathematical Studies M.A. Course Requirements

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