Online MS degree in mathematics

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by jshayhsei, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. jshayhsei

    jshayhsei New Member

    I want to pursue a master's degree in mathematics. I live in Seoul with my husband so I am looking at online programs.

    The two programs I am considering are:

    Emporia State University M.S. Mathematics - Mathematics and Economics | Emporia State University

    Texas A&M Distance Education at Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University

    Emporia does not require the GRE, however Texas A&M does.

    1. If a graduate program doesn't require the GRE, does that take away from the validity of the program?

    2. Does anyone have experience with either of these universities' distance programs? Is one recommended over the other?

    3. I haven't heard of Emporia before, is it a good school?
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  3. jshayhsei

    jshayhsei New Member

    Thanks for the reply. For future employment or further academic work, does it matter if the school is a widely recognized brand or not?
  4. FTFaculty

    FTFaculty Well-Known Member

    There's a primarily but not entirely online Master of Liberal Arts in Mathematics for Teaching available at Harvard.
  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    It might depend a bit on what type of work you'll be seeking but my thought is that it's not all that important. Assuming the two programs are generally identical, I typically lean towards the least expensive option.
  6. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Actually, based purely on course titles and impressions, I like Emporia program slightly better. I would be equally impressed by graduates of both. It takes real talent and determination to complete a real Math degree by distance, and both these are real Math degrees. I'm actually not sure I have it in me (anymore), although I do have Math degree already. Great stuff.

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