The Marshall University Department of Mathematics offers programs of study leading to Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees. Mathematics degree programs prepare students for careers in the mathematical sciences and related disciplines.
Graduates of our mathematics programs have had successful careers in government and industry. Our graduates have also earned advanced degrees in mathematics, engineering, and economics. Our degree programs may also be used to prepare for secondary mathematics certification and for professions such as law or medicine. Read our complete mission statement mathematics department mission statement.
The department has a dynamic and engaged faculty who focus both on excellent teaching and on many areas of mathematical research. Marshall mathematics faculty have been recognized with numerous awards for their teaching, research, and service.
The department also hosts the nation’s only publicly accessible Differential Analyzer Laboratory.
Math Department News
Math major awarded U.S. Department of State’s Gilman Scholarship
Jordyn Bryson was one of five Marshall undergraduates who were awarded the Gilman Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas. Jordyn will use the award to participate in the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
program in Hungary. Read more.
Marshall Mathematics professor publishes patent for statistical modeling
Dr. Michael Otunuga, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, was awarded a patent “Local lagged Adapted Generalized Method of Moments Dynamic Process”. The patent contains a method for estimating parameters and states of dynamical systems over time. These dynamical systems are used in fields such as biology, chemistry, engineering, finance, and more. The method has potential applications to commodity markets, interest and exchange rates, stock prices, and epidemiological data, among others.
Dr. Anna Mummert wins service award
Dr. Anna Mummert won the 2021 Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Mathematical Biology. The award recognizes exceptional service contributions to the field of mathematical biology and its advancement. As treasurer of the society from 2018 to 2020, Dr. Mummert was responsible for the society’s finances and served the board of directors. The Society for Mathematical Biology is an international professional organization promoting research and education in the applications of mathematics to biology.
Spring 2020 Advanced Research Initiative Dr Carl Lee, Central Michigan University, presents on Data Science as part of the Spring 2020 Advanced Research Initiative.
Marshall students present at the 2020 Joint Mathematics Meetings. Mathematics majors Chloe Marcum (left) and Faith Hensley (right) presented work they completed during summer research projects in 2019.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
The Department of Mathematics offers three undergraduate majors leading to a Bachelor of Science degree; Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. In addition the department offers an undergraduate Area of Emphasis in Statistics and an undergraduate Minor in Mathematics.
Complete information for Mathematics Undergraduate Degree program.
Graduate Degree Programs
The Department of Mathematics offers a Master of Arts in Mathematics degree. This two-year degree program is designed to prepare students for professions in industry, government agencies, and business; or further graduate study at the doctoral level and teaching positions at the secondary or two year college level. The department also offers a graduate Area of Emphasis in Statistics and a graduate Minor in Mathematics.
Complete information for Mathematics Graduate Degree programs.