Rhode Island College

2018-2019 Catalog


Mathematical Studies M.A.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.
  4. A minimum of 30 credit hours of courses beyond precalculus mathematics.
  5. An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination or Miller Analogies Test.
  6. Three letters of recommendation.
  7. A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.

BA/MA in Mathematical Studies Admission Option:
Undergraduate students matriculated at Rhode Island College can apply for conditional admission to the Master of Arts in Mathematical Studies program after completing 60 undergraduate credits. Students conditionally admitted to the M.A. program begin taking graduate courses after completing 90 undergraduate credits. Students who remain in good standing and continue to meet admission requirements upon completion of the bachelors degree will be granted full admission to the M.A. program. Application requirements remain the same as above with the following exceptions: The GRE General Exam will be waived for B.A./M.A. applications if the applicant has a 3.0 G.P.A. overall, and grades of B or higher in all courses required for admission to the M.A. program. Applicants must complete M300 and at least 6 of the required 12 math courses for the B.A. program prior to taking graduate level courses.

Course Requirements

CHOOSE concentration A or B below

A. Mathematics

FOUR COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 512Foundations of Higher Analysis

3

As needed.
MATH 515Introduction to Complex Variables

3

As needed.
MATH 519Set Theory

3

As needed.
MATH 532Algebraic Structures

3

As needed.
MATH 551Topics in Proof

3

As needed.

FOUR ADDITIONAL COURSES in mathematics for a minimum of 12 credits, chosen with advisor’s consent

TWO COURSES in a discipline approved by advisor and department for a minimum of 6 credits

Comprehensive Examination

B. Mathematics for the Professions

THREE COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 512Foundations of Higher Analysis

3

As needed.
MATH 515Introduction to Complex Variables

3

As needed.
MATH 519Set Theory

3

As needed.
MATH 532Algebraic Structures

3

As needed.
MATH 551Topics in Proof

3

As needed.

THREE ADDITIONAL COURSES in mathematics for a minimum of 9 credits, chosen with advisor’s consent

FOUR COURSES in mathematics or a related discipline such as accounting, economics, finance, mathematics education, or pedagogy, for a total of 12 credits, chosen with advisor’s consent

Comprehensive Examination