M.A. in Mathematics: General Math Track

The Master of Arts in Mathematics program provides an opportunity for individuals to pursue advanced study in mathematics and to develop skills that can lead to success in today's technologically oriented society. Whether the goal involves applying mathematics to solve problems in business and industry, teaching in higher education or preparing for further graduate study in mathematics or related fields, this program enables each student to pursue a course of study that is appropriate for his or her interests.

There are two tracks available in the program:

  • The General Mathematics track has been of special interest to high school teachers seeking to enrich their knowledge of mathematics, as well as those looking to enhance their credentials in order to teach at the community college level.
  • The Biomathematics track provides an opportunity for students to focus their study on applications to biomedical problems.

Rowan University undergraduates majoring in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program can apply to the accelerated B.S./M.A. program allowing them to earn both the B.S. and M.A. degrees in five years.


  • Total semester hours required for program completion: 30 Semester Hours (s.h.)
  • In addition to the course requirements outlined below, students will pass a comprehensive examination given by the Department of Mathematics.
  • Thesis Requirement: None


The following courses make up the M.A. in Mathematics: General Math Track program.

  • Core Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Required Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Restricted Elective Courses: 3 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Elective Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)
Core Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
MATH 01502 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory 3
MATH 01505 Probability and Mathematical Statistics 3
MATH 01533 Graduate Seminar in Mathematics 3
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
MATH 01510 Real Analysis I 3
MATH 01512 Complex Analysis I 3
MATH 01524 Abstract Algebra I 3
Restricted Elective Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
MATH 01511 Real Analysis II 3
MATH 01513 Complex Analysis II 3
MATH 01527 Abstract Algebra II 3
Elective Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
MATH 01500 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 01503 Number Theory 3
MATH 01504 Introduction to Mathematical Logic 3
MATH 01507 Differential Geometry 3
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
MATH 01520 Topics in Applied Mathematics 3
MATH 01521 Nonlinear Differential Equations 3
MATH 01522 History of Mathematics 3
MATH 01525 Modern Geometry 3
MATH 01526 Point Set Topology 3
MATH 01529 Numerical Analysis 3
MATH 03511 Operations Research I 3
MATH 03512 Operations Research II 3
MATH 03550 Topics in Discrete Mathematics 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 30

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Applicants are expected to have completed at least 18 semester credits at the undergraduate-level in Mathematics, including subjects such as Calculus through Vector Analysis, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations.

    • For those planning to pursue the General Mathematics track, it is highly recommended that applicants have completed upper-level Mathematics including Modern Algebra and Introduction to Real Analysis.
    • For those planning to pursue the Biomathematics track, it is highly recommended that applicants have completed some background courses in the Biological Sciences.

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.A. in Mathematics: General Math Track program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2018 01/16/2018 11/01/2017
Summer 2018 05/23/2018 04/01/2018
Fall 2018 09/04/2018 07/01/2018

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$686 $154.65 $840.65