2020 - 2021 Graduate Bulletin


Mathematics and Computer Science

Contact Information

Address: 1001 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-2020
Fax: 906-227-2010
Web Address: math.nmu.edu
Department Head: J.D. Phillips
Assistant Professor: Daniel Rowe

Master of Science in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a program of graduate study leading to a Master of Science degree in the field of Mathematics. The program is designed to ​increase competence in​ the core mathematical fields of linear algebra, topology, and analysis. The student will complete a project or thesis pertaining to an area of interest to the student under the direction of an advisor. ​If a student elects for the thesis option, an oral defense of their thesis work is required.​ If a student elects for the project option, submission of a written project is required.  If a student elects for the actuarial project option, they must pass two internal or external professional actuarial exams not already passed. ​The program is designed to prepare the student for creative professional work in mathematics, to teach mathematics at the post-secondary level, or for further study at the doctoral level.

Master of Science in Mathematics Admissions Requirements

Applicants are required to comply with the general admission requirements of the  College of Graduate Education and Research; in particular, the successful applicant will  have a bachelor's degree​ with a major in mathematics or equivalent,​ and a GPA equivalent to or better than 3.0 from an accredited bachelor's degree granting  institution. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.

Master of Science in Mathematics Graduation Requirements

The student must complete 32 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree: 12 credits in the  three core courses of ​Advanced Linear Algebra​, ​Topology​, and ​Analysis​; 12 credits 500-level mathematics courses; and finally 8 credits of a master’s project (option 1: research thesis ​and oral defense​, option 2: research project, option 3: ​actuarial project).

Master of Science Program