College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
(907) 4747332
www.dms.uaf.edu
Minimum Requirements for Degrees: M.A.T.: 36 credits; M.S.: 3035 credits;
Ph.D.: 18 thesis credits Downloadable PDF The number of new fields in which
professional mathematicians find employment grows continually.
This department prepares students for careers in industry,
government and education.
The M.S. in mathematics prepares students for
Ph.D. work, in addition to providing a terminal degree
for those planning to enter industry or education. The
M.A.T. degree prepares graduates to teach secondary school mathematics.
The aim of the Ph.D. program is to provide the student with the expertise
to accomplish significant research in applied or pure mathematics, as
well as to provide a broad and deep professional education.
In addition
to the major programs, the department provides a number
of service courses in support of other programs within
the university. Current and detailed information on mathematics degrees
and course offerings is available from the department.
The department maintains
a math lab for all students studying mathematics at the
baccalaureate level.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences
also offers programs in computer science and statistics
(see separate listings)
Graduate Program—M.A.T.
Degree
 Complete the following admission
requirements:
a. The department does not require any GRE, but recommends
applicants provide GRE general scores.
b. Complete and submit a TOEFL score of at least 600
(this requirement is only for foreign applicants who seek a teaching
assistantship).
c. The department gives preference to foreign applicants
who also submit results of the Test of Spoken English
(TSE).
 Complete the general
university requirements.
 Complete the M.A.T.
degree requirements.
 Complete the following:
MATH courses* 18 credits
Research
 Minimum credits required 36
* At least 12 credits must
be at the 600level.
Graduate
Program—M.S. Degree
 Complete the following admission requirements:
a. The department does not require any GRE, but recommends
applicants provide GRE general scores.
b. Complete and submit a TOEFL score of at least 600 (this
requirement is only for foreign applicants who seek a teaching
assistantship).
c. The department gives preference to foreign applicants
who also submit results of the Test of Spoken English
(TSE).
 Complete the general
university requirements.
 Complete
the master’s
degree requirements.
 Complete mathematics courses and electives.
 Complete a project
or thesis.
 Minimum credits required 3035
Graduate Program—Ph.D. Degree
 Complete the following
admission requirements:
a. The department does not require any GRE, but recommends
applicants provide GRE general scores.
b. Complete and submit a TOEFL. (For teaching assistantship
consideration, foreign applicants whose native language
is not English. Score of at least 600.)
c. The department gives preference to applicants who
also submit results of the Test of Spoken English (TSE).
 Complete
the general
university requirements.
 Complete
the Ph.D.
degree requirements.
 Minimum credits
required 18
