DA in Mathematics
Transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
Prior Degrees MS students in the department who intend to continue on to the doctorate must satisfy the department’s master’s degree requirements and be recommended by the department for further work. Applicants to the DA Program who have an MST degree should complete the equivalent of the department’s MS program.
Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study, and an average of 3.00 in all mathematics courses beyond calculus.
Tests Required GRE General Exam is required and the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics.
Minimum English Competency Test Score
TOEFL 100, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based TOEFL); 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (New Paper-Based—after August 2018); 600 (Institutional Testing Paper-Based—prior to August 2018), OR,
IELTS 7.0, with subscores of 7.0 for all four subscores, OR,
- PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
Letters of Recommendation Three required from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic work.
Personal Statement Required.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:
- Minimum Semester Hours Required 96 from the baccalaureate.
- Course Work At least 40 hours must be in mathematics, including 24 semester hours of regular 500-level courses. Mathematics courses must be chosen so that the areas of computer science, differential equations, geometry, logic, and probability and statistics are all represented.
|Complex Analysis with Applications|
|Introduction to Topology I|
|Introduction to Topology II|
|Second Course in Abstract Algebra I|
|Second Course in Abstract Algebra II|
|Real Analysis I|
|Real Analysis II|
|Education and Math Education|
|Twelve hours including:|
|Seminar on Mathematics Curricula|
|Seminar on Mathematics: Philosophy and Methodology|
|Eight hours of graduate-level courses in an area of mathematics or a related science a|
|Restricted to math and/or science|
Related sciences include areas such as physics, philosophy, history of science, or another science approved by the department.
Courses in economics and statistical methods in psychology and education may, under certain conditions, be selected as electives.
- Examinations Students should pass the department’s master’s examination within one year of completion of 24 semester hours. Students who already have a master’s degree upon entering the program must pass the examination within one year of entrance.
- Preliminary Examination: Required.
- Dissertation Required. Students must earn at least 20 hours in MATH 599.