Department of Mathematical Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
David A. Legg, Chair
W. Douglas Weakley, Graduate Program Director
260-481-6233 ~ www.ipfw.edu/math ~ Kettler Hall 200
Two M.S. programs are offered — one with a major in mathematics, one with a major in mathematics and an option in applied mathematics/operations research. More than one year of study will be required to complete either program. All courses are offered in the evening.
The M.S. with a major in mathematics is the appropriate program if you have an interest in a traditional mathematics program or if you are a secondary school mathematics teacher or a prospective Ph.D. student. To qualify for admission, you should have a strong undergraduate background in mathematics, including as much work as possible in abstract algebra, linear algebra, advanced calculus, analysis, and differential equations.
The M.S. with a major in mathematics and an option in applied mathematics/operations research is the appropriate program if you are, or plan to be, employed in a position in business or industry that requires significant proficiency in mathematics. To qualify for admission, you should have a background in mathematics that includes ordinary differential equations, advanced calculus, linear algebra, and proficiency in a computer programming language.
The programs have separate sets of degree requirements.