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M.S. Mathematics

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

The mission of the graduate program in mathematics is to provide students with advanced mathematical skills which enable them to reason quantitatively and analytically.   We prepare students with the underlying principles necessary to perform research to apply in a real world environment.

G1: Core Competency
Students will have a knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and methods in various areas of mathematics.

  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge, and apply concepts and methods of Advanced Linear Algebra.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge, and apply concepts and methods of Analysis.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge, and apply concepts and methods of Applied Statistics.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge, and apply concepts and methods of Abstract Algebra.

G2: Logical Skills

  • Students will be able to handle mathematical proofs at the graduate level.
  • Students will be able to write precise and clear mathematical proofs which are well- organized and logically sound.
  • Students will be able to read and understand proofs.

G3: Communication Skills
Graduates will be able to communicate mathematical ideas and arguments in a well-organized, clear, efficient and precise way both orally and in writing, using appropriate mathematical terminology.

  • Students will be able to use the library to find books and journal articles on a specified mathematical topic.
  • Students will be able to state a problem accurately, articulate assumptions, and describe a method of solution.
  • Students will be able to write reports that include mathematical content which is mathematically accurate and accessible to undergraduate students
  • Students will be able to give oral presentations that include mathematical content which is mathematically accurate and accessible to undergraduate students.