Our Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education graduate sequence is designed for those who are teaching or plan to teach at the elementary or middle school level.
A total of 32 hours of courses, with at least 24 in mathematics, are required. Fifteen hours must be at the 400 level, including at least 10 in mathematics. Either a written comprehensive examination or an approved thesis with no more than six credit hours in MAT 499 is required. All electives are subject to approval by the department's graduate committee.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Upload a statement of purpose that explains:
If your background is not in mathematics, please explain in your statement.
Upload your current resume or C.V.
In the application system, enter the contact information for at least one individual who will write a letter of recommendation for you. If you want to be considered for a graduate assistantship and/or partial tuition waiver, you will need contact information for two individuals.
Letters will be uploaded by the letter writers. The letters should address your academic ability and your ability to communicate mathematics.
A GRE score is not required for admission, but is required for securing department funding, such as a graduate assistantship in Mathematics or a partial tuition waiver. Competitive scores can help support your chances for admission.
Use institutional code 1319 to submit your scores to Illinois State.
|Fall (August)||March 1 for financial consideration (graduate assistantships, tuition waivers)|
|Fall (August)||July 1|
|Spring (January)||October 1|
|Summer (May/June)||April 1 (funding is unavailable)|
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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