The master's degree in mathematics prepares you for a career in the teaching profession or industry and provides a solid foundation in mathematics for a PhD program in any of the leading universities in the nation.

With our master's degree program in mathematics, you have the benefit of experiencing our small class sizes, specialized and experienced faculty, and the flexibility of our program to focus on areas of mathematics that interests you the most.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the regular admission requirements of the Graduate School and have an undergraduate major in mathematics or an equivalent background as determined by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Degree Options

Ball State offers a Master of Arts or Master of Science:

  • The Master of Arts requires a 3-hour research methods course.
  • The Master of Science requires a 6-hour thesis.

See the course requirements.

Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship is a part-time job designed to benefit you professionally. Assistantship compensation includes tuition remission (you are still responsible for student services fees) and a stipend. Typical graduate assistant work assignments are class instructor, Learning Center tutor, computer lab assistant, or research assistant. All graduate assistants must enroll for at least 6 but no more than 12 hours of graduate credit each semester.

Apply for a graduate assistantship.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Hanspeter Fischer, director of graduate programs in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, or Roza Aceska, program advisor for mathematics.