College of Science, Engineering and Technology
   Neil Weber, Dean
   Robert Pervine, Assistant Dean and Graduate Coordinator
   201A Martha Layne Collins Center for Industry and Technology
   270-809-3391
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Academic Departments
 Biological Sciences
 Chemistry 
 Geosciences 
 Industrial and Engineering Technology 
 Mathematics and Statistics 
 

Graduate Programs
 Biology
 Chemistry 
 Geosciences
 Management of Technology
 Mathematics
 Telecommunications Systems Management 
 Water Science

 
    The College of Science, Engineering and Technology has an outstanding record of excellence in teaching and research in the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geosciences, Industrial and Engineering Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, and Engineering and Physics. The college’s programs are strong because of its talented, dedicated, and student-oriented faculty. The faculty also have an impressive record of attracting extramural research funding which enhances equipment holdings and promotes the involvement of students in research. Students can expect to have considerable interaction with research faculty in both the classroom and laboratory, and will be exposed to state-of-the-art hardware and software. Graduates from the College of Science, Engineering and Technology are well prepared for further graduate study or to enter the workplace immediately.
    Graduate degrees offered though the College of Science, Engineering and Technology are the master of arts in mathematics; the master of science in biology, chemistry, geosciences, management of technology, mathematics, and water science; and master of arts in teaching in mathematics. The college also offers courses in support of the master of arts in education. Further, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, in conjunction with the College of Business and Public Affairs, offers a master of science in telecommunications systems management.
    The Center for Reservoir Research (CRR), one of only five designated Centers of Excellence in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, has been in existence since 1987. In cooperation with state and national agencies such as the Tennessee Valley Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Kentucky Department of Natural Resources, and with private organizations and regional industry, the CRR maintains a program of research that insures Murray State’s involvement in environmental concerns on regional, state, national, and international levels.
    The Center for Watershed Environments (CWE) is a center that builds upon the accomplishments of the CRR and significantly expands the scope of Murray State’s reservoir related research programs to explicitly include comprehensive studies of reservoirs at the landscape scale. The CWE, which is located in a unique region consisting of the confluence of four major rivers and two large reservoirs, offers the opportunity for graduate study and interdisciplinary research applied to understanding the complexity of interactions between human-altered landscapes and adjoining reservoirs.
    The CRR and the CWE each draw on three components within the College of Science, Engineering and Technology: the Hancock Biological Station (HBS), the Mid-America Remote sensing Center (MARC), and the Chemical Analysis Laboratory (CAL). The HBS, located on Kentucky Lake, is one of the finest facilities of its kind in the Midwest. Serving as the primary research facility for aquatic biologists and ecosystem scientists, the HBS provides a unique opportunity for graduate study and research. At MARC, scientists and students apply remote sensing technology and geographic information science to study environmental data obtained from observatory satellites and aircraft. The CAL provides state-of-the-art chemical analysis for studies in environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, trace elements, and acid deposition.
    The Center for Telecommunications Systems Management, designated a Center of Distinction by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, offers interdisciplinary courses and programs in conjunction with the College of Business and Public Affairs. Controlled student/teacher ratios, excellent computer support, and close collaboration with related business and industry, insures that students in the Center’s programs develop professionally and graduate with the business insight and technical ability to manage all aspects of telecommunications systems.
    With a highly qualified faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology provides its graduates with the educational foundation on which to build a successful and fulfilling career.


Interdisciplinary Program in Water Science
Graduate Coordinator - David S. White
Hancock Biological Station
(270) 474-2272

The Center for Reservoir Research program in water science is an interdisciplinary master’s program designed to prepare students for careers or for further graduate study in the broader aspects of water management and science. Each student’s course of study will be designed to fit individual educational goals and may be concentrated in any aspect of water science. All students must complete a core curriculum, advanced courses in their areas of interest and a research thesis. During the first semester, students must work at either the Chemical Services Laboratory, the Mid-America Remote Sensing Center, or the Hancock Biological Station.

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet all Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2). A faculty member must agree to mentor the student. Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission are as follows:

Unconditional
•    Baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, physics, or a closely related field.
•    At least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
•    Composite GRE score of at least 1,000 (500 verbal + 500 quantitative).

Conditional
Recommendation of the advisory committee.


Master of Science in Water Science

CIP 26.1304

THESIS TRACK ONLY
Total Course Requirements    36 hours
BIO    535    Watershed Ecology (same as GSC 535)
BIO    669    Biological Limnology
BIO    670    Limnological Analysis Lab
GSC    665    Physical/Chemical Limnology
WSC    690    Seminar
WSC    698-699 Thesis
Graduate courses in related fields (16 hrs)
(as determined by advisory committee; at least seven hours at 600-level)

Other Degree Requirements
•    Successful completion of courses in both statistics and introduction to computers, or MAT 565.
•    Written and oral comprehensive examinations as specified by the advisory committee in broad aspects of water science and area of concentration (usually taken in third semester of residence).
•    Defense of thesis.

Department of Biological Sciences
Chair - Tom Timmons
Graduate Coordinator - Edmund J. Zimmerer
335 Blackburn Science Building
270-809-2786

The Department of Biological Sciences offers the master of science degree. The M.S. program is designed to prepare the student to assume an active career in teaching and/or research or to pursue further graduate studies. The department also participates in a cooperative Ph.D. program with the University of Louisville (see graduate coordinator for information) and the master of arts in education degree in secondary education with a teaching area in biology (see Chapter 5).

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2). A faculty member must agree to mentor the student. Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission are as follows.

Unconditional
•    Undergraduate courses in botany, zoology, ecology, and genetics.
•    Eight undergraduate hours in chemistry.
•    Composite GRE score of 1,000 (V+Q) or higher.

Conditional
Recommendation of the advisory committee.


Master of Science in Biology

CIP 26.0101

Within the guidelines, the individual’s program is developed by an advisory committee to ensure proficiency in the basic areas of zoology, botany, ecology and genetics. The thesis track is strongly recommended for anyone considering further research or graduate activities.

THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
BIO    689    Introduction to Graduate Study
BIO courses, 600-level (8 hrs)
BIO courses, 500- or 600-level (3-12 hrs)
Graduate courses in related fields (0-9 hrs)
BIO    696    Understanding Scientific Communication
BIO    697    Seminar
BIO    698-699 Thesis

Other Degree Requirements
•    Proficiency in quantitative methods through MAT 565 or a graduate course in bioinformatics.
•    A preliminary examination will be given in the student’s first semester to assess the student’s understanding of principles across the diverse disciplines of biology.
•    Oral defense of thesis.

NON-THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    36 hours
BIO    689    Introduction to Graduate Study
BIO courses, 600-level (14 hrs)
BIO courses, 500- or 600-level (6-18 hrs)
Graduate courses in related fields (0-12 hrs)
BIO    696    Understanding Scientific Communication
BIO    697    Seminar

Other Degree Requirements
•    Successful completion of an undergraduate level statistics course plus either MAT 565 or a graduate course in bioinformatics.
•    A preliminary examination will be given in the student’s first semester to assess the student’s understanding of principles across the diverse disciplines of biology.
•    BIO 695 Biological Research (4) with prior approval of the research topic by the student’s graduate committee; results to be presented while enrolled in BIO 697.

Graduate courses must include a minimum of one 500- or 600-level course from each of the following fields:  botany, zoology, ecology, and genetics. Specific courses that fulfill the requirements for these fields will be defined by the faculty.


Master of Arts in Education
(Secondary Education) with Biology Specialization

CIP 13.1205

Students seeking the M.A.Ed. in secondary education (see Chapter 5) may complete a biology specialization with 12 hours of 500- or 600-level biology courses.


Joint Doctoral Program (Ph.D.)

The department has a cooperative Ph.D. program with the University of Louisville in aquatic biology and the environmental sciences. A student accepted to this program will complete at least one year of work at the University of Louisville taking specific course work and/or conducting research. The remaining two to three years will be spent in residence at Murray State University. A written dissertation will be required and the degree conferred by the University of Louisville. Additional information can be obtained from the graduate coordinator in the Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University.

Department of Chemistry
Chair - Judy Ratliff
Graduate Coordinator - Judy Ratliff
270-809-2584

The Department of Chemistry offers the master of science degree. The M.S. degree in chemistry is designed to prepare students for additional graduate work, as well as for immediate employment in industry or community colleges.


Master of Science in Chemistry

CIP 40.0501

The department offers both a thesis and a non-thesis track toward the M.S. in Chemistry.

Requirements for Admission
 Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2). Additional information regarding unconditional and conditional admission is given below.

Unconditional
To qualify for unconditional admission, an applicant must have undergraduate preparation in chemistry. If that preparation does not conform to an American Chemical Society certified program, the student may be asked to correct any deficiencies.

Conditional
Requirements for conditional admission are the same as MSU requirements (Chapter 2).

THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    30-321 hours2
CHE    511    Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
CHE    519    Instrumental Analysis
CHE    527    Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHE    581    Advanced Physical Chemistry
CHE    601    Seminar3 
CHE    602    Seminar

Research and Other Requirements
CHE courses, 600-level (10 hrs)
CHE    698-699 Thesis Research
132 hours required if student must take all 500-level core courses as a graduate student.
2Must include a minimum of 12 hours at the 600-level in addition to thesis work.
3Each student is expected to prepare and present one seminar based on a thorough literature search, and one based on the student’s thesis research.

Other Degree Requirements
Submission and defense of a satisfactory thesis.

NON-THESIS TRACK
GENERAL CHEMISTRY OPTION
Total Course Requirements    36 hours1
CHE    511    Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
CHE    519    Instrumental Analysis       
CHE    527    Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHE    530    Fundamentals of Biochemistry I
CHE    581    Advanced Physical Chemistry
CHE    601    Seminar
CHE    602    Seminar

1At least half of the total formal coursework hours, excluding thesis, special problems, practicum, internship, or co-op credit, must be in courses open only to graduate students (600-level).


Master of Arts in Education
(Secondary Education) with Chemistry Specialization

CIP 13.1205

Students seeking the M.A.Ed. in secondary education (see Chapter 5) may complete a chemistry specialization with 12 hours of 500- or 600-level chemistry courses.

Department of Geosciences
Chair - Tom Kind
Graduate Coordinator - Tom Kind
104 Wilson Hall
270-809-2591

The Department of Geosciences offers a  master of science degree that focuses upon applications of remote sensing, archaeologic and geographic information technologies. Students are prepared for positions in the public and private sectors and study at the Ph.D. level. The department also offers courses in support of the master of arts in education.
Geosciences is closely associated with the Mid-America Remote sensing Center (MARC) where hardware and software related to remote sensing and geographic information science are located. Students also have the opportunity to conduct research through activities of the department’s Archaeology Laboratory.

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2). The department requires that three letters of recommendation accompany application materials. A letter discussing reasons for the applicant’s interest in the program should also be forwarded. Submission of GRE scores is encouraged but not required. Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission are as follows.

Unconditional
To qualify for unconditional admission, an applicant must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in a geoscience (or related) field.

Conditional
Students admitted conditionally are admitted to full standing after completing (1) any remedial courses required by the graduate faculty and (2) one semester of graduate work with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above.


Master of Science
in Geosciences

CIP 40.0601

The student’s program is developed in consultation with the graduate coordinator.

THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
GSC    512    Remote Sensing
GSC    521    Geographic Information Systems
GSC    619    Seminar in Research Techniques
GSC    640    Advanced Remote Sensing
GSC    660    Spatial Analysis Techniques
GSC courses at 600-level (3 hrs)
GSC or related courses at 500- or 600-level (4 hrs)
GSC    698-699 Thesis Research

Other Degree Requirements
•    Proficiency in quantitative methods through MAT 565.
•    Oral defense of thesis.

NON-THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
Same as above with the following substitution for thesis:

GSC    696    Understanding Scientific Communication
GSC courses, at 600-level    increase to 6 hrs
GSC or related courses at 500- or 600-level    increase to 8 hrs

Other Degree Requirements
•    Proficiency in quantitative methods through MAT 565.
•    Written and oral comprehensive examinations.



Master of Arts in Education
(Secondary Education) with Geography Specialization

CIP 13.1205

Students seeking the M.A.Ed. in secondary education (see Chapter 5) may complete a geography specialization with 12 hours of 500- or 600-level geography courses.



Master of Arts in Education
(Secondary Education) with Earth Science Specialization

CIP 13.1205

Students seeking the M.A.Ed. in secondary education (see Chapter 5) may complete an earth science specialization with 12 hours of 500- or 600-level earth science courses.


Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology
Chair - Daniel M. Claiborne
Graduate Coordinator - Michael Kemp
253 Industry and Technology Center
270-809-3392

    The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology offers the master of science degree in management of technology. This degree is designed for individuals who wish to further their knowledge of management, leadership, and technology. The program is appropriate for graduates with backgrounds in technology, engineering, science, and mathematics and other related fields who have significant business/industrial work experience.
    The management of technology degree places emphasis on the involvement with real situations and problems for an industrial setting. A broad range of selections are provided in the areas of resource management, supervision and training, quality control, environment and safety management, business and finance, research, communications, and information systems.

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2). Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission are as follows. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required admission to this program.

Unconditional
Admission to the master of science program in management of technology is open to persons holding a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college in engineering, engineering technology, science, or related fields. Persons holding degrees in other fields may also apply if the nature of the professional employment has provided significant technology-related experience. Courses included in the program of study may require prerequisite course work.
    Unconditional admission requires a 2.75 grade point average (GPA based on an A equals 4.0).

Conditional
Students denied unconditional admission to master of science degree programs in the Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology, but who meet University requirements for conditional admission (outlined in Chapter 2), may petition for conditional admission. Conditional admission is usually reserved for applicants whose previous education and/or experience is evaluated by the department chair to indicate a likelihood of success. Students applying for conditional admission must have a GPA of 2.25 to 2.74 (2.00 to 2.24 with department permission). A student accepted conditionally will be expected to complete nine hours of prescribed work with a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA. These initial nine hours are assigned by the advisor and may be in addition to the student’s program of study. After completion of these nine hours the Departmental Graduate Committee will evaluate the student’s progress. The first nine hours may include undergraduate or graduate courses as directed by the department. Depending on the student’s undergraduate preparation, undergraduate courses may be required before enrolling in any graduate courses. Graduate courses may be allowed concurrently with these undergraduate courses in special situations.

Language Proficiency
Applicants whose native tongue is not English or who did not graduate from an English speaking college or university must demonstrate language proficiency. Applicants must adhere to the university’s guidelines for language proficiency.



Master of Science in
Management of Technology

CIP 15.0000

The Management of Technology program is designed for individuals who are seeking positions of increased leadership and responsibility in business, industry, and government. Emphasis is placed on involvement with real situations and problems. The student, in consultation with an advisor, will develop an interdisciplinary plan of study to increase skills in a specific technical area and to strengthen abilities to communicate effectively in the management of technical functions.
 
Total Course Requirements    30 hours1
CET    682    Industrial Environmental Management
IET    584    Engineering Economic Analysis
IET    597    Quality Control2
IET    691    Industrial Operations
IET    693    Systems Management Technology
IET    695    Industrial Supervision

Electives    30 hrs
   Select four electives from within or across any of the following categories. (No more than two courses total may be taken with the following prefixes: ACC, BPA, CIS, ECO, FIN, MGT, or MKT.)

Resource Management
GCM    560    Plant Equipment Layout and Purchasing
IET    619    Industrial Energy Management
TSM    603    Telecommunications Project Management

Supervision/Training
GCM    554    Printing Production and Manufacturing Management
GUI    670    Multicultural Issues in Human Services
MGT    550    Human Resource Management
MGT    551    Organizational Behavior
POL    575    Human Resource Administration

Environment, Safety Management
CET    555    Environmental Regulatory Affairs
CET    681    Pollution Assessment and Control
CET    686    Environmental Assessment and Remediation
OSH    550    Safety and Health Program Management Training

Business, Finance
ECO    500    Foundations of Economic Analysis
FIN    520    Risk Management
GCM    556    Communications Sales Management
MKT    568    Global Marketing Management
POL    671    Public Policy Analysis

Research, Communications and Information Systems
ADM    630    Methods of Research
COM    585    Advanced Organizational Communication
COM    681    Seminar in Conflict Resolution
GCM    552    Survey of Graphic Communication Management
GCM    558    Trends in Graphic Communication
IET    679    Technical Writings
IET    697    Research in Industrial and Engineering Technology
TSM    601    Telecommunications Principles
TSM    602    Telecommunications Systems
TSM    610    Telecommunication Networks Management
       
Other Degree Requirements
•    A written comprehensive examination is required as a component of graduation requirements.
•    Independent study courses and other elective courses may only be scheduled with prior advisor approval.

Note: A thesis track is available with the management of technology degree. Students interested in this track must receive departmental approval and direct guidance in the development of the thesis direction.

1A minimum of 15 hours, excluding thesis, special problems, practicum, internship, or co-op credit, must be in courses open only to graduate students (600-level).
2A basic statistics course or equivalent is required prior to enrolling in IET 597.


Telecommunications Systems Management
SET Coordinator - Daniel Claiborne
270-809-6970

A joint venture between the College of Business and Public Affairs and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, the masters program in telecommunications systems management provides students a core of fundamental courses and the option of choosing a specialization within the curriculum. Although students in the masters program will have the insight and ability to manage all aspects of telecommunications systems, the program option choice will support the aspect of management which interests them most, the physical systems and its components or the business structure and operations that depend on the system.

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2). For admission consideration, all candidates must take either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). There are no exceptions to this rule. Scores should be sent directly to Murray State University by the testing service using the institution code 1494.

Unconditional
Students taking the GMAT must satisfy the GMAT admission formula, which is: (200 x GPA) + GMAT > 1,000 points. If the GRE is taken, on the other hand, the GRE formula must be satisfied, which is: (200 x GPA) + GRE > 1,400 points. This GRE formula uses the combined score from the quantitative and verbal sections only.
In addition, candidates must take the TOEFL and score at least 550 on the paper-based exam (or 213 on the computerized version) if English is not their native language or they have not graduated from an accredited English speaking university.

Conditional
TSM applicants may be admitted conditionally under the following conditions: 1) their overall GPA is 2.75 or higher, or at least 3.0 for their last 60 hours of undergraduate study; and 2) they take the GMAT or GRE and meet the admission formula within their first semester in the program, and 3) for the first nine hours of graduate work, students admitted conditionally must take TSM 601, TSM 602 and one course selected from ACC 604, MGT 651, or TSM 603. Such students will be dropped from the TSM graduate program if they do not achieve at least a 3.0 GPA (at least a B average) for the first nine hours of graduate courses.
 

Master of Science in
Telecommunications Systems Management

CIP 11.0401

NON-THESIS TRACK ONLY
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
ACC    604    Quantitative Financial Controls
MGT    651    Seminar in Organizational Behavior
TSM    601    Telecommunications Principles
TSM    602    Telecommunications Systems
TSM    603    Telecommunications Project Management
TSM    610    Telecommunication Networks Management
TSM    630    Telecommunications Legal Environment: Law, Policy and Regulations
TSM    680    Telecommunications Solution Development
   
and two of the following:
ACC    608    Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
CIS    507    Fundamentals of Distributed Database Applications
CIS    609    Data Warehousing and Data Mining
CIS    645    Decision Support and Expert Systems
CIS    646    Manager’s Guide to Database
CIS    647    Systems Analysis and Design for End User/Manager
ECO    625    Managerial Economics
FIN    612    Capital Investment Analysis
MKT    667    Marketing Planning and Application
MKT    675    Marketing Applications in E-Business
MKT    685    Business Geographics for Managers
TSM    670    Developing E-Commerce Applications
TSM    688    Telecommunications Systems Practicum

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Chair - Donald Bennett
Graduate Coordinator - Renee Fister
6C-9 Faculty Hall
270-809-2311

The master of science and master of arts degrees are designed to provide students with the opportunity to study graduate level mathematics so that they may (1) obtain preferred employment in mathematics with government or industry, (2) teach at the junior college level or be better prepared to teach at the secondary school level, or (3) continue working toward a doctor of philosophy degree.

The master of arts program is a broadly based program which includes a study of algebra, analysis, topology, and the foundations of mathematics. The master of science program consists of a core of applied mathematics together with a core (at most 12 hours) in an allied field such as business, computer science, or physics. The program is flexible and is particularly suited to meet the needs of students preparing for careers in business, industry, or government.

The department also offers the master of arts in teaching degree in mathematics. This program is designed for certified teachers who wish to strengthen their discipline-based background and keep up with current information in educational theory, curriculum, and research.

All graduate programs in mathematics are planned in close consultation with the student’s advisory committee and subject to its approval.

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2). Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission to M.S. or M.A. programs are as follows:

Unconditional
•    Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college with a major (or the equivalent) in mathematics.
•    Overall GPA of 3.0 or above in all mathematics courses beginning with the last elementary calculus course.

Conditional
Recommendation of the student’s advisory committee.


Master of Arts in Mathematics

CIP 27.0101

THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
MAT courses, 600-level* (12 hrs)
MAT courses, 500- or 600-level (12 hrs)
MAT     698-699 Research and Thesis (6 hrs)
*Must be approved by student’s advisory committee.

Other Degree Requirements
Oral defense and examination of thesis.

NON-THESIS TRACK
Total Degree Requirements    30 hours
MAT courses, 600-level* (15 hrs)
MAT courses, 500- or 600-level (15 hrs)
*Must be approved by student’s advisory committee.

Other Degree Requirements
Comprehensive examination over coursework.


Master of Science in Mathematics

CIP 27.0101

THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours*
MAT courses, 600-level (9 hrs)
MAT courses, 500- or 600-level  (6-18 hrs)
Allied field, 500- or 600-level  (0-12 hrs)
MAT    698-699 Research and Thesis
*Must include at least 14 hours of 600-level courses, excluding thesis.

Other Degree Requirements
Oral defense and examination of thesis.

NON-THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours*
MAT courses, 600-level (15 hrs)
MAT courses, 500- or 600-level (6 hrs)
Allied field, 500- or 600-level (12 hrs)
*Must include at least 17 hours of 600-level courses.

Other Degree Requirements
Comprehensive examination over course work.



Master of Arts in Teaching in
Mathematics (M.A.T.)

CIP 27.0101

The M.A.T. program is designed for certified teachers who wish to strengthen their background in mathematics and keep up with current information in educational theory, curriculum and research. The program provides for both reasonable depth in the mathematics area and graduate-level exposure in supporting disciplines. Completion of this program fulfills the requirements for Rank II classification. A departmental advisor and an advisory committee must be established during the first semester of residence. A student portfolio is required.

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2). Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission to the M.A.T. program are as follows.

Unconditional
•    Minor in mathematics.
•    Completion of requirements for teaching certification.

Conditional
See MSU requirements (Chapter 2) and conditional admission requirements for certification (Chapter 5).

NON-THESIS TRACK ONLY
Total Course Requirements    36 hours
MAT courses, 600-level (3 hrs)
MAT courses, 500- or 600-level (15-18 hrs)
Courses in supporting field of science, 500- or 600-level  (0-3 hrs)


Education Courses
ADM    630    Methods of Research
EDU    631    Application of Learning and Motivation Principles to the Classroom
EDU    633    Curriculum Development
EDU    645    History of Education in the United States
EDU    649    Research in Education


Master of Arts in Education
(Secondary Education) with Mathematics Specialization

CIP 13.1205

Students seeking the M.A.Ed. in secondary education (see Chapter 5) may complete a mathematics specialization with 12 hours of 500- or 600-level mathematics courses.