A graduate certificate program can be invaluable for students who wish to supplement their undergraduate education with more mathematics work, position themselves for further study in a quantitative field or pursue careers in finance, economics or a related field. The Department of Mathematics offers two graduate certificate options: a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Mathematics.
Applicants to the mathematics certificate programs should have completed required coursework:
Multivariable Calculus (such as MATH 2233) and
Linear Algebra (such as MATH 2184).
Applications must include transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (whether or not a degree was obtained) and one letter of recommendation that addresses the applicant's quantitative abilities. Students with undergraduate GPAs above 3.0 who meet all other admissions requirements are likely to be accepted.
A statement of purpose is not required; applicants should respond to that section by writing "not required."
Applicants are encouraged to consult the certificate program director about their goals and background, and about which certificate program is right for them.