Our Masters Programs

Masters Programs in Math

The department of Mathematics and Statistics offers masters degree programs in:

  • Mathematics, M.A. (with options in Mathematics Secondary (for teachers at the secondary level) and Mathematics Specialist (for teachers at the elemantary and middle grade levels))
  • Mathematics, M.S. (with options in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics)

Master of Arts in Mathematics

Eastern Kentucky University now offers two graduate degree programs for mathematics teachers and specialists:

  • Masters of Arts (MA) Mathematics - Mathematics Secondary Option is designed for teachers at the secondary level
  • Masters of Arts (MA) Mathematics - Mathematics Specialist Option is designed for elementary and middle grades teachers and specialists

Curriculum Design:

The curriculum is designed to help participants achieve personal professional goals and develop advanced competencies in professional education, academic areas, leadership, and professional interpersonal relationships.

Philosophy/Expectations:

  • Convenient course meeting times for practicing teachers (3 Saturday meeting per semester)
  • Applicability of course work to the K-12 mathematics classroom
  • Modified on-line course delivery (ALEKS, Skype, Blackboard)

MA in Mathematics – Mathematics Secondary Option

  • 30 credit hours, 5 semester format (2 classes per semester - 3 credits per class)
  • More than 18 hours of graduate credits in mathematics, which allows participants to teach at the post K-12 level, teach dual-enrollment courses, and teach as an adjunct instructor at the post K-12 level
  • Graduate mathematics (content and pedagogical) courses customized for mathematics teachers
  • Designed by former secondary teachers for secondary teachers
  • Degree can be applied toward Rank 1 or Rank 2

MA in Mathematics – Mathematics Specialist Option

  • 30 credit hours, 5 semester format (2 classes per semester- 3 credits per class)
  • Graduate mathematics (content and pedagogical) courses customized for mathematics teachers
  • Designed by teachers for mainly currently practicing elementary and middle school teachers and specialists
  • Degree can be applied toward Rank 1 or Rank 2

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Lisa Kay
Graduate Coordinator/Advisor for MA in Mathematics
lisa.kay@eku.edu
859-622-1621


Master of Science in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers the Master of  Science degree in Mathematical Sciences. Students may follow a General Program or elect an option in Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science. All students are required to take five of the seven core courses which include Topology, two courses in Algebra, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Data Structures and Algorithms, and Mathematical Statistics. Introductory courses in both Computer Science and Statistics are offered to graduate students  who need  additional preparation in order to pursue the options in those areas.