Graduate Degrees & Certificates
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Master of Science degree programs
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers three graduate degree programs --- an M.S. with a major in mathematics, an M.S. with a major in applied mathematics/operations research, and a Master of Arts in Teaching. We also offer a graduate certificate program in applied statistics.
If you are interested in a traditional mathematics master's program, the first of these programs is more appropriate. It is also the best choice for secondary-school mathematics teachers or prospective Ph.D. students.
If you are, or plan to be, employed in a business or industry that requires significant mathematics, you should choose the second master's program, which incorporates applied mathematics into a curriculum based on a sound mathematical foundation.
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics is designed to give engineers and technical managers the statistical knowledge and experience needed for good planning and quality control.
Each M.S. program has flexibility, so you can tailor it to your needs while meeting the requirements, which are described below. Neither requires a thesis or knowledge of a foreign language. The programs are structured so they can be completed by part-time students who attend classes only in the evening. These part-time students normally complete a degree program in three to five years. Full-time students with good preparation normally complete a master's degree in two years. All of the courses are offered starting 4:30 p.m. or later, two days a week
The M.A.T. program has a cohort structure, including Summer sessions. The first cohort is scheduled to begin Spring 2009.
Even if you are not interested in a degree or certificate program, you may take graduate courses offered by the department.
For further information, contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Indiana University - Purdue University at Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499, or call 260-481-6821, or send email to weakley (at) ipfw.edu.
- Graduate Course News
- Long-term Schedule of Mathematics and Statistics Courses
- Sequencing of Selected Undergraduate and Graduate Level Courses
- Course descriptions: Math course list, undergraduate and graduate bulletins
Students are required to apply online and should also discuss admission into a degree program with the Director of Graduate Programs, Prof. Doug Weakley, at 260-481-6233 or e-mail weakley (at) ipfw.edu.
Plan of Study
When you have been admitted to a degree program, your advisor will help you design a plan of study that fulfills the degree requirements while meeting your own needs. Your plan of study must be approved by your advisory committee and the Graduate School.