Rhode Island College

2016-2017 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.

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