Where to get a master's in mathematics?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Wstrauhal, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Wstrauhal

    Wstrauhal New Member

    I'm looking for a reputable school that offers a master's degree in
    mathematics. For some reason they are few and far between. Open university has a good program, but only for those from the European Union. I've found two schools with programs, Commonwealth Open University and Bircham International University, but am not sure how good they are. Any ideas?
  2. atraxler

    atraxler New Member

    You may want to check the MS in Mathematics from Texas A&M at College Station. From the program description:

    "This 36-semester hour graduate program is designed for individuals with interests in mathematics, with a particular desire to teach in K-12 and community colleges. "

    More information at: http://www.tamu.edu/ode/disted/programs/math.htm

    Be aware that, although intended to be 100% online, not all courses are offered online yet.
  3. Mike Albrecht

    Mike Albrecht New Member

    A quick search on Peterson's turned up these programs in:

    Middle Tennessee State University
    Montana State University-Bozeman
    Texas A&M University
    University of Wisconsin-Platteville

    Expanding the search slightly to include Mathematical Statistics also gave:

    Colorado State University
    Iowa State University of Science and Technology
  4. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Your references to non-US schools suggests that you're open to this sort of opportunity. Try these:
    Central Queensland University
    University of Bradford
    University of Kent at Canterbury
    University of Melbourne
    University of New England
    University of Wales-Aberystwyth
    Good luck,
  5. agilham

    agilham New Member


    Bradford doesn't even have a maths department!

    UKC only does stats and actuarial maths as a taught masters (which is what I assume is required), everything else by research, and their website says nothing about distance learning.

    Aberystwyth, as far as I'm aware, only does distance learning in information and library systems and an environmental law LLM.

    Generally speaking, I've always got the impression that apart from professional courses (with appropriate professional prices to match), the market for higher degrees in maths in this country is small enough that pretty much everybody is happy to leave distance and part time to the OU.

  6. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Sorry if I've passed on bad info. It's straight out of BG14.
  7. JoAnnP38

    JoAnnP38 Member

    I don't know if this is helpful, but the University of Idaho offers a MA in Teaching Mathematics.

    JoAnn Peeler
  8. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Have you considered these colorado state degrees? -- they can be structured with high percentage of math
  9. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Have you considered these colorado state degrees? -- they can be structured with high percentage of math
  10. Brazofuerte

    Brazofuerte New Member

    If you want pure math rather than math education or some kind of applied math, I can't answer your question. However, I've been looking into a degree from Southern Connecticut State College in what they call "data mining."

    The program involves a good deal of math as well as data analysis and statistics. It's very close to an applied math MA program that I began, but did not complete, at the City University of NY (traditional, not DL).

    Don't know if this helps, but by looking around at some different labels, you might find something close to what you're looking for.
  11. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    I though this was Central Connecticut State College? See http://www.ccsu.edu/datamining/
  12. Brazofuerte

    Brazofuerte New Member

    Right you are, Oxpecker. I was speaking from my memory, which was obviously faulty.
  13. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    For all the DL degrees available through the Connecticut Stae University system, see OnlineCSU.
  14. friedrich

    friedrich New Member

  15. JoAnnP38

    JoAnnP38 Member

  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    University of Calicut http://collegeskerala.com/calicut (BG15, 177) Mathematics
    Florida State University http://online.fsu.edu (BG15, 112) Mathematics Education
    University of Idaho www.uidaho.edu (BG15, 137) Mathematics Education
    Madurai Kamaraj University www.mkuniversity.org (BG15, 120) Mathematics
    University of Melbourne www.unimelb.edu.au (BG15, 140) Mathematics, Mathematics Education
    Montana State University www.montana.edu/level2/extension.html (BG15, 164) Mathematics Education
    Napier University www.napier.ac.uk (BG15, 164) Mathematics Education
    University of New England www.une.edu.au (BG15, 141) Mathematics
    Open University (England) www.open.ac.uk (BG15, 126) Mathematics
    University of South Africa www.unisa.ac.za (BG15, 144) Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education
  17. JLV

    JLV Active Member

    These are three cool programs in applied statistics by a British university.

    No difference in fees for EU/UK or international students.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 10, 2005
  18. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

    Just get a good operations research degree. ;)
  19. JLV

    JLV Active Member

    Definitely that would be a great option. I think UNISA has one that looks awesome. And there is one more in the UK (I forgot where exactly), but other than that, there is no much offer in the OR field (AFAIK).
  20. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

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