Graduate Program

Master of Science in Mathematics

The UT Tyler mathematics M.S. degree program provides a graduate level education for students who intend to teach at various levels, continue or seek employment within the industrial sector, or continue their education beyond the master's level at other institutions.

Program Information

  • The M.S. Program in Mathematics accepts applications for fall and spring admission.
  • The program is entirely face to face and on-campus in Tyler. We do not offer any online classes.
  • The total credit hours for the program are 36 CREDIT HOURS.
  • For a guarantee of consideration, applications and application materials must be submitted and received by the deadlines below. If space and time allow, new applications may be considered after the deadlines.
    • Fall: February 15
    • Spring: November 1

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study, requirements for admission to the mathematics program are as follows:

  • A satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test;
  • A satisfactory grade point average on all prior advanced level (junior, senior, and graduate) work taken;
  • Proficiency in the use of the English language. See the Proof of English Proficiency section at the Graduate School admission requirements page.
  • The equivalent of an undergraduate degree in mathematics at this institution. Students with degrees in fields other than mathematics will typically need to meet deficiency requirements before final admission is granted.  Contact the department with any questions about your specific situation.

Consideration is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, first generation college graduate, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.


Plan of Study

  • Required Courses.  These courses form the core curriculum of the M.S. program.  Students must complete each of the courses in the table below.
Required Courses
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 5331 Algebra I 3
MATH 5341 Real Analysis I 3
MATH 5351 Mathematical Probability 3
MATH 5381 Applied Mathematics I 3


  • Additional Requirements.  Students must complete at least two of the courses from the table below.
Additional Requirements
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 5332 Algebra II 3
MATH 5342 Real Analysis II 3
MATH 5352 Mathematical Statistics 3
MATH 5382 Applied Mathematics II 3


  • Math Electives. In addition to any credits earned above, students in the non-thesis option complete their 36 hour degree requirement by taking electives from the courses in table below.
Math Electives
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 5301 Number Theory 3
MATH 5306 Set Theory 3
MATH 5306 Topology 3
MATH 5311 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 3
MATH 5321 Topics in Combinatorics 3
MATH 5322 Graph Theory 3
MATH 5333 Topics in Algebra 3
MATH 5343 Topics in Analysis 3
MATH 5383 Topics in Applied Mathematics 3
MATH 5390 Selected Topics in Mathematics 3
MATH 5391 Selected Topics in Mathematics 3
MATH 5199-5399 Independent Study 1-3


  • Thesis or Project Option. For students electing one of these options, the requirements are similar to those above.  Students complete all four of the Required Courses, at least two from the list of Additional Requirements, and complete a total of 30 hours from Required Courses, Additional Requirements, and Math Electives.  Finally, students electing the Project Option enroll in MATH 5395 in each of their last two semesters, while student on the Thesis Option enroll in MATH 5935 in the penultimate semester and in MATH 5396 in their final semester.
Completion Courses
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 5395 Research 3
MATH 5396 Thesis 3


  • Students typically complete these requirements over the course of four semesters.  View the tentative rotation of courses for the M.S. in Mathematics.

Graduation Requirements

Candidates for the master’s degree in mathematics must also meet the following requirements:

  • A cumulative 3.0 grade point average on all course work.
  • Only grades of B or better can be applied toward the degree.
  • Satisfactory performance on a final comprehensive examination.
  • Students electing either the Thesis or Project option must write and successfully defend their thesis/project.

Financial Support

All of our M.S. students are supported with a Graduate Teaching Assistant position. This does not come with a tuition waiver, but students pay tuition at the in-state rate. See the Graduate School tuition and fees page for tuition information.

Additional Information