M.A.: Mathematics Education M.S.: Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Pure Mathematics, Certificate: Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics
M.S. in Applied Mathematics
The department offers programs of study leading to the master of science degrees in two areas of concentration: statistics and actuarial sciences. These degrees are designed to provide students with the necessary quantitative background for employment in business, industry, or government and to provide a solid foundation for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in statistics. Courses in this program are offered at the Lincoln Park campus. Some may also be taken at the Naperville campus.
M.S. in Applied Statistics
The department offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in applied statistics. The program is designed to provide students with the necessary quantitative background for employment in business, industry, or government and to provide a solid foundation for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in applied statistics. Courses in this program are offered at the Naperville campus. Some may also be taken at the Lincoln Park campus.
M.A. in Math Education
DePaul University offers the only graduate program in the area for teachers and prospective teachers of mathematics that meets on the weekends and can be completed in a year and a half. It is not necessary to have been a math major to enter this program. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have learned basic concepts and techniques including:
•Differential and integral calculus of one and several variables, numerical algorithms related to calculus, and implementation of these algorithms using graphing calculators and web-based software
•Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry using software packages that emphasize content connected to the high school curriculum
•Discrete mathematical structures with an emphasis on logic, proof, and mathematical reasoning
•Probability and statistics with an introduction to combinatorics
•History of elementary number theory, algebra, and geometry
•Topics in abstract algebra which relate to high school courses in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
Students will also study
•Issues relating to the structure of mathematics curricula
•Methods and current research results for teaching mathematics
•Use of graphing calculators and web-based software as teaching tools
Master of Science in Pure Mathematics
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in Pure Mathematics. The program provides students with rigorous training in Pure Mathematics as well as a solid foundation for pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or teaching Mathematics at the college level. This is an evening program offered at the Lincoln Park campus. The program can be completed in two academic years by taking two classes per quarter or in four quarters by taking three classes per quarter.
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