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Master of Arts

The M.A. in Mathematics is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching mathematics at the community college level or those wishing to pursue a higher degree in mathematics or a related field. The program is designed to be a two year program. For more information on the program not covered here, please contact the M.A. Coordinator, Professor Corey Dunn. Information may also be found in the Bulletin of Courses: M.A. in Math.


Admission to the Program

To be admitted into the program, you must apply to the University to be admitted as a graduate student and apply to the program itself. Application forms for admission to the program may be obtained from the Department of Mathematics, Jack Brown Hall, Room 370.

In addition to the general requirements of the University which include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, specific requirements for admission to the program are: 

  1. Successful completion with a grade of at least "B" (3.0) of course work in calculus, abstract algebra, analysis, geometry, number theory and probability deemed equivalent to the core of the mathematics major at California State University, San Bernardino. Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students following review by the Department of Mathematics Graduate Committee;
  2. Submission of a completed M.A. in Mathematics application form;
  3. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  4. Three letters of recommendation;
  5. A letter of not more than three pages, outlining background, experience and interests. Be sure to include reasons for seeking admission to this program and career goals.


Each graduate student should seek advising from the graduate coordinator or other departmental faculty before enrolling in their program. In consultation with their advisor, they will develop an appropriate course of study based on their preparation and interests. The specific program must be approved by the department graduate committee prior to Advancement to Candidacy.

In the latter part of the program, a student will also need a project advisor. Such an advisor should be selected two or three quarters before enrolling in MATH 696, Master's Degree Project I, which is required of all masters candidates.

Details regarding Advancement to Candidacy and the requirements for graduation may be obtained from the M.A. Coordinator, Dr. Dunn, in Jack Brown Hall, Room 368 or by consulting the Bulletin of Courses.

A schedule of courses for each quarter is available from the opening page of the University web site and the final exam schedule for each quarter is found at the Academic Scheduling home page. For convenience we list those links here.



The following are valuable resources for current MA students: