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.
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

  • Carl Lee

    Spring 2020 Advanced Research Initiative . Dr Carl Lee, Central Michigan University, presents on Data Science as part of the Spring 2020 Advanced Research Initiative.

  • Photo of 2020 Joint Mathematics Meetings

    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.

  • Photo of Anna Mummert

    Dr. Anna Mummert named treasurer of the Society for Mathematical Biology As treasurer, she will be responsible for the society’s finances and will serve on the board of directors. The society is an international professional organization promoting research and education in the applications of mathematics to biology. Read more

  • Photo of Marshall Math Students beside Buffalo Statue

    Marshall math students present at MathFest 2017 Seven Marshall University students attended MathFest 2017, a conference hosted by the Mathematics Association of America (MAA), July 26-29 in Chicago. Five of the students gave presentations, with two winning awards for outstanding presentations. Read more.

  • Photo of Jennifer Niemann

    Mathematics undergraduate Jennifer Niemann wins national research award Niemann’s project, “Statistical modeling of Environmental data with non-detects”, won 3rd place in the Fall 2016 Undergraduate Statistics Project USRESP Competition. Read more.


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 programs.


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.