Oct 18, 2018  
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Mathematics, M.A.

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Associate Professor Silberger, Graduate Program Director,
(516) 463-7429, Sylvia.Silberger@hofstra.edu

The Master of Arts program accommodates students interested in a broad spectrum of mathematics and its applications, as well as the natural sciences, mathematical components of the social sciences, and mathematics education. Many graduates of this program teach in high school and college or pursue doctoral degrees. Students may attend part- or full-time.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a strong background in mathematics, including Linear Algebra (MATH 135A), Advanced Calculus (MATH 171), and at least two additional courses in advanced mathematics. Motivated students who have taken fewer mathematics courses will be considered for provisional admission.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 30

The M.A. in Mathematics requires 30 semester hours of graduate courses, of which at least 18 hours must be in mathematics. The remaining hours may be taken in mathematics or, with the Graduate Program Director’s permission, in biology, computer science, business, education, or other appropriate disciplines.

Students must also complete an oral comprehensive examination or a master’s thesis, the latter requiring approval of two departmental readers and an oral defense.

Mathematics courses must include:

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Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of all program requirements.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall graduate course work.

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