Mathematics (M.A.)


The University’s online master of arts (M.A.) in mathematics is geared toward high school teachers who want to become certified to teach dual credit courses, or for those wishing to teach mathematics at the collegiate level.

  • The Mathematics M.A. Program includes 36 credits that can be completed entirely online in three to five years of part-time study.  Students who wish to pursue the degree full-time can complete the program in two years.
  • A major benefit of the program is its flexibility. Taking advantage of the asynchronous online format, many students hold a full-time job as they work through their degree. It is also common for a student to pursue academics full-time and finish the degree very quickly due to a wide range of summer course offerings.
  • The program includes mathematics coursework in areas such as algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, analysis, and discrete mathematics. In addition, students select courses from areas such as instructional innovation, learning theory and instructional strategies, and educational psychology.  Students also complete an advanced teaching methods course as well as a mathematics research course.
  • All courses are offered online. Campus visits are not required.
  • The online master's degree in mathematics is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Note: The University also offers an online master of science (M.S.) in mathematics.

Required Courses

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005