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M.A. in Mathematical Studies

The mission of the Master of Arts Program in Mathema​tical Studies at Rhode Island College is to provide students with a solid foundation in some of the major areas of mathematics, an appreciation for the structures and theories of advanced mathematics, and a deeper understanding of the role of mathematics in association with the real world. The program will help students develop quantitative and abstract reasoning and the ability to use mathematics as a computational and analytical tool. The department strives to produce graduates who exhibit knowledge, comprehension, and creativity in the practice of mathematics as they pursue a variety of career opportunities.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will extend their undergraduate background to include graduate level mathematics in core areas.
  • Students will utilize mathematical knowledge to solve problems and prove theorems.
  • Students will be able to receive and convey graduate level mathematics.

Admission Requirements

  • A Outside Linkcompleted application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of B (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate course work.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of courses beyond precalculus mathematics.
  • An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.

BA/MA in Mathematical Studies Admission Option

Undergraduate students matriculated at Rhode Island College can apply for conditional admission to the Master of Arts in Mathematical Studies program after completing 60 undergraduate credits. Students conditionally admitted to the M.A. program begin taking graduate courses after completing 90 undergraduate credits. Students who remain in good standing and continue to meet admission requirements upon completion of the Bachelors degree will be granted full admission to the M.A. program.

Application requirements remain the same as above with the following exceptions: The GRE General Exam will be waived for B.A./M.A. applications if the applicant has a 3.0 G.P.A. overall, and grades of B or higher in all courses required for admission to the M.A. program. Applicants must complete M300 and at least 6 of the required 12 math courses for the B.A. program prior to taking graduate level courses.

Course Requirements

Mathematical Studies M.A. Course Requirements​​​

Page last updated: September 08, 2020