The Master of Science degree in Mathematics prepares the students for teaching in a community college, for enrolling in a Ph.D. program, and for higher mathematical work in industry, business, and government.
Admission to the Program
In addition to submitting a University Admissions Application through Cal State Apply, applicants must also apply separately to the Department. Application forms are available in the Department of Mathematics or on the Department’s website. Completed applications and unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (except Cal State L.A.) must be received by the Department before action on admission can be taken. Official transcripts need to be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office, before the deadline. Please visit the Admission Office Office website for deadlines.
1. Completion of the equivalent of an undergraduate major in mathematics (see Department website for a list of required courses).
2. A minimum GPA requirement of 2.75. Students with GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 might be admitted conditionally and be required to take qualifying courses (to be specified by the graduate advisor).
Before taking courses counted towards the master’s degree students must be in classified graduate status. In order to attain classified graduate status, a minimum B grade in each MATH 4550 , MATH 4650 and MATH 4570 (or equivalent courses at other institutions) is required. Conditionally admitted (unclassified) graduate students must complete these requirements within two semesters of being admitted.