The Master of Science degree program in Mathematics at Tennessee Tech has thesis and non-thesis tracks and offers three areas of study: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. Students can pursue research in various fields including algebra, analysis, differential equations, topology, pure and applied statistics, numerical analysis and scientific computing. A guiding principle of the program is to provide a strong curriculum with enough flexibility to meet the needs of a wide variety of students. Many graduates of the program have successfully continued their studies at the doctoral level. Other graduates have pursued careers in education at the university or community college level, or have obtained employment in government or industry. The preferred academic background from applicants to the program is an undergraduate degree in mathematics. However, applications are welcomed from non-mathematics majors whose undergraduate degree is strongly related to mathematics.
Academic Background - The preferred academic background for applicants to the program is an undergraduate degree in mathematics. However, non-mathematics majors whose undergraduate degree is strongly related to mathematics, (for example, electrical or mechanical engineering, computer science, secondary education with mathematics, physics, etc.), are also encouraged to apply.
Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics or who have not completed the equivalent of four years of university studies in mathematics may be granted provisional admission to the program. Depending on their background in mathematics, they will then be required to complete certain undergraduate mathematics courses to be reclassified to full standing. Courses typically required for reclassification include part or all of our Abstract Algebra sequence (MATH 5010/5020) and part or all of our Advanced Calculus sequence (MATH 5110/5120). Please contact Dr. Amy Chambers, Graduate Advisor, at AChambers@tntech.edu if you have any questions related to your background and its suitability for admission to our Graduate program.