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# Mathematics (MA)

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220 Wright Hall

Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0506

Head: Dr. Douglas Mupasiri

Phone: (319) 273-2012

E-mail: douglas.mupasiri@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Michael Prophet (Mathematics Emphasis)

Phone: (319) 273-2104

E-mail: mike.prophet@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Jihwa Noh (Secondary Teaching Emphasis and Community College Teaching Emphasis)

Phone: (319) 273-3301

E-mail: jihwa.noh@uni.edu

**Read the UNI Catalog description:**

The major in Mathematics is available in three emphases: Mathematics, Secondary Teaching, and Community College Teaching.

**Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.**

The Mathematics emphasis is available on the **thesis** and **non-thesis** options. A**minimum of 36 hours** is required for the **thesis** option, including 6 hours of MATH 6299 (800:299) and a **minimum of 15 additional hours of 200/6000-level course work.** A **minimum of 33 hours** is required for the **non-thesis** option, including a minimum of 3 hours of MATH 6299 (800:299) and a **minimum of 15 additional hours of 200/6000-level course work.**

The Secondary Teaching emphasis is offered on a **non-thesis** option only; a**minimum of 32 hours,** including a **minimum of 18 hours of 200/6000-level course work **is required.

The Community College Teaching emphasis is offered on a **non-thesis** option only;**a minimum of 33 hours**, including a **minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work **is required.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the Department of Mathematics for other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) **is not** required for admission to the program.

Courses taken to satisfy B.A. requirements may not be repeated to count toward the graduate program.

Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for the **non-thesis option on the Mathematics emphasis only**.

#### Mathematics Emphasis

Required | ||

Mathematics: | ||

MATH 3630/5630 (800:155g) | Differential Geometry | 3 |

or MATH 4615/5615 (800:189g) | Geometric Transformations | |

MATH 6420 (800:201) | Mathematical Analysis I | 3 |

MATH 6460 (800:203) | Complex Analysis I | 3 |

MATH 6500 (800:240) | Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

Select at least two of the following: | 6 | |

MATH 6421 (800:202) | Mathematical Analysis II | |

MATH 6461 (800:204) | Complex Analysis II | |

MATH 6501 (800:241) | Abstract Algebra II | |

Research: | 3 or 6 | |

MATH 6299 (800:299) | Research ^{*} | |

Thesis option (6 hours) | ||

Non-thesis option (3 hours) | ||

Electives | 12 | |

Mathematics: | ||

Select 12 hours from any of the courses listed above that were not used for the requirements there or from among the following: | ||

ACT SCI 4739/5739 (800:158g) | Topics in Actuarial Science | |

MATH 3425/5425 (800:149g) | Differential Equations | |

MATH 3430/5430 (800:150g) | Partial Differential Equations | |

MATH 3440/5440 (800:176g) | Numerical Analysis | |

MATH 3530/5530 (800:143g) | Combinatorics | |

MATH 3640/5640 (800:180g) | History of Mathematics: To the Calculus | |

MATH 3752/5752 (800:152g) | Introduction to Probability | |

MATH 4421/5421 (800:141g) | Advanced Calculus II | |

MATH 4460/5460 (800:156g) | Introduction to Complex Analysis | |

MATH 4501/5501 (800:162g) | Modern Algebra II | |

MATH 4641/5641 (800:167g) | Topology I | |

MATH 4754/5754 (800:154g) | Introduction to Stochastic Processes | |

MATH 6510 (800:210) | Theory of Numbers | |

MATH 6640 (800:246) | Topics in the History of Mathematics | |

MATH 6650 (800:263) | Topics in Mathematical Logic and Set Theory | |

MATH 6779 (800:273) | Topics in Probability and Statistics | |

STAT 3775/5775 (800:174g) | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics | |

STAT 3776/5776 (800:175g) | Regression Analysis | |

STAT 4777/5777 (800:157g) | Statistical Quality Assurance Methods | |

STAT 4779/5779 (800:196g) | Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis | |

Total hours thesis option | 36 | |

Total hours non-thesis option |

#### Secondary Teaching Emphasis

The Secondary Teaching emphasis is designed for secondary school mathematics teachers interested in developing a deeper background in mathematics and pedagogy to enhance teaching and increase student learning.

Required | ||

Mathematics Education: | ||

MATH 6201 (800:220) | New Developments in Mathematics Education | 3 |

MATH 6203 (800:222) | Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education I | 2 |

MATH 6208 | Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education II | 1 |

MATH 6212 (800:211) | Algebraic Content and Pedagogy for Teachers | 3 |

MATH 6215 | Geometric Content and Pedagogy for Teachers | 3 |

MATH 6230 | Reflective Teaching-Cognitive Demand of Mathematical Tasks | 1 |

MATH 6231 | Reflective Teaching-Classroom Discourse | 1 |

MATH 6232 | Reflective Teaching: Meaningful Distributed Instruction | 1 |

MATH 6234 | Reflective Teaching: Leadership | 1 |

MATH 6235 | Reflective Teaching: Investigation of Classroom Practice | 1 |

MATH 6381 (800:281) | Current Research in Mathematics Education | 3 |

Mathematics: | ||

MATH 6370 (800:270) | Applied Linear Statistical Methods | 3 |

MATH 6410 | Foundations of Calculus | 3 |

Select two courses from the following: | 6 | |

MATH 4501/5501 (800:162g) | Modern Algebra II | |

or MATH 6500 (800:240) | Abstract Algebra I | |

MATH 6371 (800:271) | Probability and Statistical Inference | |

MATH 6530 (800:243) | Topics in Discrete Mathematics | |

MATH 6670 (800:267) | Non-Euclidean Geometry | |

Total Hours | 32 |

#### Community College Teaching Emphasis

The Community College Teaching emphasis is designed to serve those seeking to prepare for a career in community college teaching or working professionals in the field who are seeking career advancement.

Required: | ||

Mathematics Education: | ||

MATH 6201 (800:220) | New Developments in Mathematics Education | 3 |

MATH 6208 | Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education II | 1 |

MATH 6230 | Reflective Teaching-Cognitive Demand of Mathematical Tasks | 1 |

MATH 6231 | Reflective Teaching-Classroom Discourse | 1 |

MATH 6232 | Reflective Teaching: Meaningful Distributed Instruction | 1 |

MATH 6234 | Reflective Teaching: Leadership | 1 |

MATH 6235 | Reflective Teaching: Investigation of Classroom Practice | 1 |

MATH 6381 (800:281) | Current Research in Mathematics Education | 3 |

Mathematics: | ||

MATH 4501/5501 (800:162g) | Modern Algebra II | 3 |

or MATH 6500 (800:240) | Abstract Algebra I | |

MATH 6370 (800:270) | Applied Linear Statistical Methods | 3 |

MATH 6371 (800:271) | Probability and Statistical Inference | 3 |

MATH 6410 | Foundations of Calculus | 3 |

MATH 6530 (800:243) | Topics in Discrete Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 6670 (800:267) | Non-Euclidean Geometry | 3 |

Postsecondary Education: | ||

POSTSEC 6260 (170:260) | History of U.S. Higher Education | 3 |

Total Hours | 33 |