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Master of Science in Mathematics

Alabama State University offers a Masters of Science degree in Mathematics and Masters of Education and Education Specialist degrees, for which the Mathematics Department teaches the mathematics courses. Typically these involve the completion of about 2 years of study, passing the Graduate Comprehensive Examination on general mathematical knowledge, writing a thesis involving a certain amount of original research and passing the Final Oral Examination dealing with one's thesis.

Graduate degrees are the gateway to promotion either within mathematics or mathematics education. Our graduate faculty from the United States and around the world have had many years of experience teaching and doing research in a variety of fields such as ordinary and partial differential equations, dynamical systems, combinatorics, fuzzy set theory, symbolic dynamics, Boolean matrix theory, Diophantine equations, theory of algorithms, mathematical social science, finite-state machines, artificial intelligence, software engineering, supercomputers.

We have computer laboratories with a wide range of operating systems and computer software.


Requirements for M.S. degree


MAT 500 Set Theory

MAT 501 Fundamentals of Modern Mathematics

MAT 510 Abstract Algebra I

MAT 620 Real Analysis I

MAT 622 Complex Analysis I

MAT 640 General Topology I

MAT 690 Seminar

MAT 529 Research and Thesis


and 9 hours from the following electives


MAT 505 Introduction to Computer Science

MAT 512 Linear Systems

MAT 513 Number Theory

MAT 550 Combinatorics

MAT 560-61 Operations Research

MAT 623 Complex Analysis I

MAT 641 Topology II

MAT 655 Numerical Analysis


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