Mathematics, M.A.
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Online learning at Marshall University offers all-online undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs.

This is a 2- year hybrid program for a Master of Arts in Mathematics with an Area of Emphasis in Statistics. The hybrid program allows students to participate remotely in the same graduate-level classes offered face-to-face at Marshall University and earn a full Mathematics Graduate Degree.

Students participate in class in real-time using collaboration software over the internet. Students can ask questions and interact with the class as it happens. This is not a correspondence program, and students must connect to the class meetings at their scheduled times, just as if they were taking the class face-to-face.

The degree has a four-semester plan of study, with 12 courses. A plan of study is made for each student to determine a collection of courses that will satisfy the degree requirements.

Students who wish to enroll in the hybrid program must complete the Admissions Process for the Marshall University Graduate College. Students who wish to earn a degree must be enrolled as degree-seeking students. During the application process, students should indicate that they plan to enroll as virtual students. When registering for classes, students in the hybrid program should enroll in the VC section of each course.

Each semester, the Mathematics department offers colloquium talks on a variety of mathematical topics. The department also hosts the Advanced Research Initiative series, featuring a distinguished guest speaker who discusses two topics.

Students are also invited to join Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society, which promotes academic scholarly activity among Mathematics students.

Teaching and research assistantships are available to Marshall University students in West Virginia on a competitive basis. Students who receive a graduate assistantship receive a stipend, in addition to a tuition benefit to partially offset tuition costs.

Students pursuing a full-time MA Mathematics degree program may apply for Graduate Assistantship. Students pursuing the hybrid program are not eligible for the graduate assistantship.

Career Outlook

Common career paths in mathematics include:

  • Teaching at the K-12 or Community College level
  • University Research and Teaching
  • Actuarial Science
  • Statistician
  • Data Scientist
  • Computer Science
  • Business and Finance.

This program can also prepare students for:
Doctoral studies in mathematics, statistics, data science, finance, business, science, and engineering.
Teaching at the secondary or post-secondary level, etc.

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