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Master of Science

In Mathematics


Welcome to the Master of Science in Mathematics Program at Elizabeth City State University! Our strong curriculum provides students with a high level of preparation for research as well as for professional employment with an emphasis on integrating theory and applications. With a well-qualified staff, we have access to diverse research interests. It is recommended that prospective students contact the department as early as possible to discuss an appropriate program of study and to plan the sequencing of course requirements.

Mathematics Education
Applied Mathematics
Community College Teaching
Remote Sensing
  • A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in mathematics, or a relate field (such as computer science, statistics, science, engineering, or education with a minor in mathematics); undergraduate preparation should include the equivalent of Calculus III, Linear Algebra, and Statistics;
  • A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or a 3.0 average for the last four semesters (60 credit hours) of study for the bachelor's degree.  Applicants may be admitted without reference to their baccalaureate record if they earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in a master's degree program completed at an accredited college or university or if they earned at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA for at least 12 credit hours of a master's or doctoral degree program;
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is recommended, but not required;
  • $30 non-refundable application fee;
  • Typewritten one-page expository description of student's educational preparation, research interest, and experience, if any, and career aspirations;
  • Two sets of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and official indication of graduation (if not in English, certified English translations must be included);
  • Three Graduate Recommendation Forms in sealed envelopes;
  • Copy of TOEFL score, if applicable (original should be sent from testing agency); and
  • Completed ECSU health form

Nine (9) semester hours are required for full time status.

No more than six (6) graduate credit hours may be transferred from other institutions.

The program is designed for completion in four to six semesters, depending on the number of credits taken per semester. However, the degree program must be completed within six successive calendar years. Programs remaining incomplete after this period are subject to cancellation.

The degree requirements are:

  1. Complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate credit applicable to the program:
  2. Complete a thesis; and
  3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0



Program Coordinator

Julian Allagan
Associate Professor
130 Lane Hall

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