The Master of Natural Science - Mathematics degree is designed to provide the foundation for students to use mathematical reasoning to investigate scientific and technological problems. Graduates will possess the necessary mathematical training to pursue careers in business, industry, medicine, government, or any field requiring mathematical expertise and insights. Required coursework includes Analysis, Algebra, Probability and Statistics, and the use of the computer algebra system, Sage, to explore mathematics. The degree includes both theoretical and applied courses. In addition, two courses in a complementary area such as business, education or cybersecurity are required giving students breadth in a cognate area. Every student will complete a Graduate Project under the direction of an advisor and take comprehensive examinations or will complete a Masters’ thesis under the direction of an advisor.
The Department of Mathematics Graduate Course Listing and the list of Graduate Faculty follows. For more information on the Master of Natural Science Program contact the Department of Mathematics (573) 651-2164 or the Graduate Studies (573) 651-2062.
Requirements for a Master of Natural Science Degree with a Mathematics Emphasis
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Seminar in College Teaching
Probability and Statistics II
Groups and Fields
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Advanced Calculus I
Applied Regression Analysis
Complementary Area course
Linear Algebra and Matrices
Thesis (or Graduate Paper and Comprehensive Examination and another Elective)