Montclair State University
College of Science and Mathematics
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers an MS in Mathematics with four different concentrations and an MS in Statistics. The Statistics degree will be discussed under Statistics. In addition, the department contributes to the Ed.D. in Pedagogy by offering the specialization in Mathematics Education. The Mathematics Education specialization is described under Pedagogy (Ed.D.).
The Master of Science degree in Mathematics is offered with concentrations in computer science, mathematics education, pure and applied mathematics, or statistics. Concentrations consist primarily of taking four to six courses in the area of the concentration. The master's degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration differs from the MS degrees in Computer Science, as does the master's degree with a statistics concentration differ from the MS in Statistics. The MS in Computer Science is discussed under Computer Science and the MS in Statistics is discussed under Statistics. The Mathematics degrees are discussed below. The MS degrees in Mathematics with concentrations in computer science, pure and applied mathematics, and statistics provide students with the advanced material needed for positions of leadership in business, industry and government as well as for teaching at the high school and community college level. The concentration in mathematics education will upgrade the skills of teachers and offers a special combination of courses in mathematics, mathematics education and the use of technology in mathematics education. This degree does not lead to certification. All the concentrations prepare students to pursue doctoral degrees.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
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