M.S. with a Major in Mathematics
Mathematics develops computational skills, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The theory, discipline, and techniques taught in mathematics courses are especially important in today's society. The faculty of the Department of Mathematics recognizes this and strives to ensure that the student learner obtains this knowledge. At the same time, the faculty contributes to the discipline by fundamental research in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.
M.S. with a Major in Applied Computer Science
Our online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science degree is an exceptionally affordable and high quality professional computer science degree program that provides individuals holding a bachelor degree in any discipline the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the exciting and dynamic field of computer science and information technology. This professional computer science degree includes course work in web technologies, program construction, software development, database systems, system and network administration, and two project experiences designed to integrate knowledge and skills across courses with teamwork and professional practices. Students taking two courses per semester, 6 credit hours per semester to include summer semesters, may complete the masters degree in two years.
M.S. with a Major in Biology
Graduate students must select an advising committee by the first pre-registration period following admission on any basis, or one will be selected for them by the Department Chair.A student entering this program is normally expected to have an undergraduate degree in biology. Students without a degree in biology or students lacking certain background courses in biology and related sciences may be expected to complete undergraduate courses to compensate for deficiencies. All students must take the GRE general test.
There are two plans for degree completion. The first plan, the thesis track, is designed for students who plan to continue on with further graduate education or who plan to enter research-related careers. The second plan, the non-thesis track, is designed for students who do not plan to continue their education in biology. This plan is often preferred by secondary educators, persons interested in scientific sales, or those interested in laboratory management positions. In either case, the student, in consultation with her or his advising committee, will design a course of study to specifically meet the needs of the individual student.