Graduate Studies

Masters Program
The department offers programs leading to the MS degree in Pure or Applied Mathematics for students who plan on pursuing the Ph.D. or wish to seek careers in academia, government, industry or the business sector. The programs are designed for persons with an adequate background in undergraduate mathematics beyond the calculus sequence.

Admission Requirements

  1. 15 hrs of mathematics above calculus sequence
  2. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  3. Admissions into JSU Graduate Studies

Masters of Science (MS) Degree Requirements

  1. One of three options:

    • 36 credit hours including  a 6-hr thesis or
    • 36 credit hours including a 3-hr project or
    • 36 credit hours of course work without a thesis or project
  2. Maintain “B” average with no more than one "C" grade.  If a student has two "C" grades, then the student must earn an "A" grade in an additional course
  3. Pass Graduate English Competency Exam
  4. Pass a written comprehensive exam if overall GPA is within 3.0 <= GPA < 3.33

Funding Opportunities

  1. Departmental Teaching Assistantships

    • Includes tuition waivers and stipends
  2. Office of Graduate Studies

    • Offer tuition waivers
    • see here
  3. Bridge to Doctorate Program
  4. For students intending to pursue Ph.D.
  5. Generous stipends available

 

Masters of Science in Teaching (MST) Program
The Department of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences offers a program leading to the Master of Science in Teaching (MST) degree in mathematics designed for persons with an adequate background in mathematics and who wish additional preparation for mathematics teaching or mathematics supervision.

Admission Requirements

  1. 15 hrs of mathematics above calculus sequence
  2. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  3. Admissions into JSU Graduate Studies

Degree Requirements

  1. One of three options:

    • 36 credit hours including a 6 hour thesis or
    • 36 credit hours including a  3 hour project or
    • 36 credit hours without thesis or project
  2. Maintain “B” average with no more than one “C”
  3. Pass Graduate English Competency Exam
  4. Pass a written comprehensive exam if overall GPA is within 3.0 <= GPA < 3.33

 

Final Graduate Catalog Revision-2014