Online Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics provides graduate-level instruction in mathematics to students interested in obtaining advanced skills and knowledge in this area.

These may include instructors of finite mathematics, calculus and other introductory college-level mathematics courses. The certificate curriculum provides the knowledge and expertise needed to integrate new mathematical concepts and approaches into teaching.

Of Special Interest for Dual-Credit and Community College Instructors

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses in mathematics to hold either a master's degree in mathematics or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.

  • If you hold a master's degree in a discipline other than mathematics, you can meet HLC standards by completing the 18 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Mathematics
  • If you plan to pursue the IU Online MAT in Mathematics, you may apply the 18 credit hours from the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics toward the master's degree.

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics, you must complete 18 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Mathematics core courses (9 credit hours)
  • Mathematics elective courses (9 credit hours)

You choose courses from the following areas of study: algebra, analysis, typology and geometry, differential equations and applications, and probability and statistics.

Algebra

You explore core applications of algebra, including group theory, ring theory, field theory, commutative and noncommutative algebra, number theory, and more.

Analysis

You cover topics in analysis application, including real analysis, complex analysis, Fourier analysis, and more.

Topology and Geometry

You study essential concepts of topology and geometry, including Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, point set topology, differential topology, differential geometry, and more.

Differential Equations and Applications  

You examine differential equations and applications, including numerical methods, mathematics of finance, graph theory, mathematical physics, and more.

Probability and Statistics 

You cover graduate-level knowledge of key concepts in probability and statistics.

See courses that are being offered this semester. 

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

    Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics must hold either a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a bachelor's degree in education with a mathematics concentration or outside area, or two years secondary teaching experience in dual-credit mathematics.

  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Official transcripts
  • 250-word personal statement explaining background and reasons for entering the program

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including: 

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU

Core Courses

Course Credit Hours
ALL core courses are listed here. You will select from among these courses to fulfill degree requirements.
MATH-T 601 Topics in Algebra 3 Credits
MATH-T 610 Topics in Analysis 3 Credits
MATH-T 620 Topics in Topology/Geometry 3 Credits
MATH-T 640 Topics in Applications 3 Credits
MATH-T 650 Topics in Probability/Statistics 3 Credits

Tuition

  • In-state: $311.75 per credit hour
  • Out of State: $460.51 per credit hour

Contact Information

Indiana University East
Office of Admissions
Whitewater Hall 116
2325 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1289

Email: applynow@iue.edu
Phone: 765-973-8208 or toll free 800-959-EAST
Fax: 765-973-8209
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