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Estimated Completion

30 credit hours (18+ months)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Graduate Studies


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M.S. in Mathematics


This degree is designed to enhance and enrich the mathematical skills of students who desire to teach at the secondary-level or collegiate level, as well as provide an intellectually challenging study of mathematics for those who aim for a career in any mathematical area or government agency. In addition, our program provide students with the necessary tools and knowledge needed for continuing their education at the doctoral level. Our department offers the Master of Science in Mathematics degree with two tracks for students to choose from; Thesis and Non-Thesis.

Designed With You in Mind

Students in our program can choose to specialize in one of the three following areas:

  • Data Mining
  • Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

An M.S. in Mathematics is designed for hardworking individuals who want to further their education in mathematics. This degree offers many different career opportunities including:

  • Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Mathematics professor
Real Experience

Real Experience

Our program offers a variety of opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience, such as:

Career Service

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Handshake
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance

And much more!

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Program Objectives

  • Promote excellence in graduate education through academics, research, and service
  • Expand our students’ knowledge in all areas of mathematics.
  • Prepare students for real-world situations by utilizing hands-on activities in the classroom.
  • Provide an exciting, interactive, and rewarding course of study.

Coursework Outline

Class Number Class Name
MATH 5301 Nonparametric Statistics
MATH 5306 Dynamical Systems
MATH 5308 Abstract Algebra
MATH 5312 Design of Experiments
MATH 5340 Topology
MATH 5362 Data Warehousing
MATH 5378 Technology-Aided Mathematics

For more information, check out our course catalog.

Comprehensive Exam

The Department of Mathematics require all students to complete an oral comprehensive exam in order to successfully complete their master's degree. This exam will be administered by the student's graduate committee during their last semester in the program. The Dean of the College of Graduate Studies or a representative from the Graduate Office will be invited to participate in the oral examination. If the result of the oral comprehensive examination is less than satisfactory, additional coursework in areas of weakness may be recommended before rescheduling the examination.

Facilities and Features

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Student Job Opportunities

Students who are interested in working for the Department of Mathematics can apply in the Math Building, Room 142. Examples of the many positions available to students include:

  • Paper Grader
  • Math Clinic Tutor
  • Office Aide
Student working on a computer.

Math Club

The Math Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at noon, and students are able to meet like-minded peers, eat lunch, as well as learn from Mathematics faculty members. We discuss the following topics in our meetings:

  • Physics
  • Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Business

And many more!

Professor helping a group of students.


Tarleton Educators for the Advancement of Mathematics (T.E.A.M.) is an organization dedicated to math educators at all levels. Both public and private school teachers are welcome to attend the T.E.A.M. professional development meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to enhance mathematical education at all grade levels by providing classroom-ready, hands-on materials for participants.