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Serbian Roots to Texas Teacher

Dijana Armstrong

“I was born and raised in Serbia, the former Yugoslavia. Years ago, I came to Chicago to live with my aunt and uncle. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with this country and fortunately, I was able to stay and live here. I moved to Tyler, Texas, after I met my then-husband. Since I hadn’t finished college in Serbia, I started back to school at Tyler Junior College and then transferred to UT Tyler.

“Immediately after completing my master’s in mathematics, I was hired to teach business calculus, college algebra and two college prep courses at Tyler Junior College. I love teaching and hope to stay in this career long-term. The wonderful math professors I had at UT Tyler are my inspiration. I have tried to adopt their teaching style and enthusiasm in my own classrooms.

“I really enjoyed and benefited from my years at UT Tyler and I am still so grateful for the opportunity to be able to live in this great country.”

Dijana Armstrong, Novisad, Serbia
MS Mathematics, 2008

Mathematics MS Degree

Earn a Graduate Math Degree to Meet Growing Market Demand

Admission Requirements

The mathematics master of science degree program at The University of Texas at Tyler is designed for graduate students who want to teach mathematics, pursue a doctoral degree or step into expanding employment opportunities in industry.

  • Choose one of Texas’ most respected graduate degree programs in math: UT Tyler’s master’s in mathematics is renowned for its breadth and scope.
  • Complete graduate school coursework in pure and applied mathematics. Grad students may choose to do directed research and a thesis, especially if they plan to enter a PhD mathematics program.
  • Nearly 100% of UT Tyler’s math graduates find employment or are accepted into doctoral programs within 3 months of graduation.

UT Tyler graduates with a mathematics MS degree are employed with such companies and institutions as Tyler Junior College, Kilgore College and Lon Morris College. Others are students in PhD programs at Louisiana State University and Tufts University.

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Master’s in Mathematics Program: Career-Focused. Broad-Based.

  • Complete mathematics courses across a broad spectrum including algebra, analysis, applied math, probability and statistics. Focus on your areas of interest through coursework and thesis preparation.
  • Gain valuable teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant leading math labs and introductory college courses.
  • Network with other career mathematicians by participating in the campus student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America.

Math Faculty: Exceptional Teachers. Recognized Experts.

  • Study with mathematics professors who pursue a broad range of research interests including: set-theoretic topology, applied mathematics, chemical graph theory, network reliability, combinatorics, tiling theory, geometric combinatorics, mathematical physics, commutative algebra and knot theory.
  • Benefit from one-on-one interaction in small classes with teachers who have been recognized with awards for teaching excellence.
  • Explore mathematics with professors who are widely published in professional journals addressing diverse mathematical challenges: Symmetry Analysis of a Canonical MEMS Model; Tessellations with Arbitrary Growth Rates and Advances in Quantum Computation; and AMS Contemporary Mathematics.

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Mathematics Courses: Comprehensive. In-Depth.

Mathematical Probability – Explore axiomatic development of probability, distributions, mathematical expectation, moments and generating functions.

Selected Topics in Mathematics – Examine an array of topics selected to meet the needs of students and which vary from semester to semester. This course may be repeated when the content changes.

Real Analysis – Study topics that include set theory, the real number system, Lebesgue measure, Lebesgue integral, differentiation and integration, and classical Banach spaces.

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Career Outlook for Mathematicians

Extensive career opportunities are available to those with advanced degrees in mathematics. Many graduates become educators. Others are employed by the federal government, often in the Department of Defense, which accounts for 81% of the mathematicians employed by the U.S. government. Many graduates with advanced math degrees are employed by private industry in computer programming, actuarial science and other areas where complex math computation and modeling are required. While faster than average employment growth of 23% is expected for mathematicians through 2022, job prospects are greatly influenced by public and private research and development funding. For more, see Occupational Outlook Handbook - Mathematicians.

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Department of Mathematics
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.565.5839
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