Master of Arts

Dr. Jane-Jane LoMathematics

The Master of Arts in mathematics at Western Michigan University extends the student’s knowledge in the areas of algebra, real and complex analysis, applied mathematics, combinatorics, geometry, number theory and topology. The program permits specialization in preparing for advanced study and provides additional training for teachers of mathematics and students seeking employment in industry.

The six-year schedule of courses will help plan your education to graduate in a timely manner.

WMU catalog course descriptions

Mathematics education

The Master of Arts in mathematics education deepens and extends secondary school mathematics teachers’ understanding of mathematics and its learning and teaching. Through a focus on both theory and practice, this program enables teachers to strengthen their classroom effectiveness, to assume leadership roles in curriculum and instruction and, if so desired, continue with doctoral study in mathematics education.

WMU catalog course descriptions


Application instructions

WMU has a new online graduate application system that allows all students (domestic and international) to submit required information into one system. General application information for the University, as well as specific requirements for individual programs, are captured into this system.

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Applicants are asked to include some program-specific information, with a summary for these requirements found below:

Applicants are encouraged to bookmark this information for quick reference while working through the graduate application process. 

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