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2016 - 2018 UTPB Graduate Studies Catalog 
2016 - 2018 UTPB Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, MA

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Administrative Unit

The program is administered by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research through the Faculty of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Master of Arts in Mathematics (MAM) degree is to prepare mathematics and mathematics education professions to enter the workforce and be highly productive in the fields of mathematics, mathematics education or other related fields requiring a high expertise in mathematics.


MAM graduates are expected to:

  • Develop a deep conceptual understanding of the CORE courses which include Principles of Algebra and Analysis. (Mathematics (M) and Mathematics Education (ME) tracks)
  • Develop a deep conceptual understanding of both required and elective graduate level mathematics, mathematics education, education, and/or computer science courses which promote the ability to solve real-world modeling and computational problems. (M&ME)
  • Opportunities to participate in research seminars and/or internships to promote research and collaboration with other professionals. (M&ME)
  • Become proficient in the academic material to permit further study at the PhD level in mathematics, mathematics education and related areas. (M&ME)
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to obtain employment in their area of mathematics, mathematics education or related fields. (M&ME)
  • Develop an understanding of appropriate uses of technology and how technology can enhance mathematical research, learning and theory. (ME)
  • Develop leadership skills and ability in the area of mathematics education. (ME)

Admission Requirements

General – Students who wish to pursue the MAM degree program must meet the general UT Permian Basin graduate admissions requirements.

Departmental – The MAM degree has two emphasis tracks: Mathematics and Mathematics Education. In order to be deemed adequately prepared for the mathematics track, an undergraduate degree in mathematics is required. The mathematics education track highly recommends that a candidate possesses an undergraduate degree in mathematics but the candidate may still qualify if the candidate has at least 12 hours of appropriate upper level undergraduate mathematics credit. Candidates designated as not being adequately prepared may be admitted conditionally with an approved leveling plan documenting additional coursework required to enable the candidate to be adequately prepared to pursue the MAM degree. Students admitted conditionally must complete the assigned leveling requirements before officially being admitted to the MAM degree program.

Regular Admission Status

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 credit hours
  • GRE Scores
  • At least one of the following courses or their equivalent with a B or better (Math 3315 Algebraic Structures or Math 3360 Intermediate Analysis)
  • Entrance Scores (ES) = 1600 minimum Entrance Score (ES) = (GPA x 267) + (GRE Quantitative Score x 5.23) (GPA equates to 50% of the decision, GRE Quantitative Reasoning equates to 50% of the decision)

Conditional Admission Status

If a student has a GPA below a 3.0 but not lower than a 2.75 in the last 60 credit hours a student will be considered for admission based on their complete application. The committee will review upper level math courses taken to determine appropriate preparation in terms of courses taken and GPA associated with relevant mathematics courses deemed necessary for success in a graduate math program. Conditionally admitted students may be required to take leveling courses before being fully admitted to the Mathematics graduate program and will have to maintain the required CGPA to remain a graduate student.

Mathematics Track (Thesis Option) (36 sch)

Free Electives (6 sch)

Thesis (6 sch)

Mathematics Track (Non-Thesis Option) (36 sch)

Mathematics Education Track (Thesis Option) (36 sch)

Mathematics Education Track (non-Thesis Option) (36 sch)

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