Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T.) Degree

Coursework Requirements

The Department of Mathematics offers core courses to give our students a broad education in mathematics and to prepare them for more advanced studies in the respective subjects. These core courses are divided into topics as follows:

  • Algebra
    • M501/502 Algebra
    • M507/508 Lie Algebras and Lie Groups
  • Analysis
    • M511/512 Real Analysis
    • M513/514 Complex Analysis
  • Topology and Geometry
    • M521/522/M529 Topology
    • M531/M533/534 Differential Geometry
  • Differential Equations
    • M540/541/542 Partial Differential Equations
    • M544/545 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Dynamical Systems / Probability
    • M557/558 Dynamical Systems
    • M560/M563/564 Probability
  • Numerical Methods
    • M571/572 Analysis of Numerical Methods
  • Logic and Set Theory
    • M583/584 Set Theory/Recursion Theory

Outside and miscellaneous courses (cryptography, quantum computing, financial mathematics, computer science, economics, and physics are commonly used, but others may also be appropriate). Course choices in this category must be approved by the student's advisor and the director of graduate studies.


Students must complete a total of 36 graduate credit hours, with at least one 3-credit hour course in each of five of the topics. At least 21 of the 36 credit hours must be mathematics graduate courses. This includes 400-level courses that carry graduate credit. Those courses are assigned to topics by the director of graduate studies. At most 6 credit hours of other undergraduate mathematics courses may count towards the 36 credit hours, but they require consent of the director of graduate studies.

For additional information concerning the M.A.T. degree in Mathematics, please contact:

Director of Graduate Program
    Michael A. Mandell
    (812) 855-2645

Graduate Secretary
    Kate Forrest
    (812) 855-2645