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?