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Finding online degree program information for a particular subject can be a time-consuming effort as the way universities and colleges present the information on their collective Web sites is inconsistent and at times confusing. This is the second in an ongoing series of online degree guides, in this case for certificate and degree programs in mathematics, statistics and other strongly-related subjects.

Programs in this guide are arranged alphabetically by name of college/ university, and schools are arbitrarily grouped into blocks of 9-12 entries for ease of use. A synopsis of each school’s relevant programs is provided, along with a list of online programs and example courses. Use the information presented here as a starting point to narrow your search for a suitable online program in mathematics, statistics and related subjects. Visit the Web site of any institutions that you are interested in, or contact the appropriate department, for more details.

Having a degree in these subjects can lead to good career opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, job growth expectations between 2012 and 2022 for some common careers for graduates of mathematics or statistics degree programs is as high as 27%, possibly more in some cases. (This is compared to the U.S. national expected job growth average of 11% for all careers.) For example, for the multidisciplinary Data Scientist occupation, there will be huge demand (in the millions) for people who have a combination of math/stats, computing and business skills, for starters. This role is being labelled by some as the “sexiest” of this century. See the section “Your Career in Mathematics or Statistics” for more information on relevant math/ statistics careers and for BLS OOH links.

**Notes:**

- Colleges and universities may represent an academic program as being “fully/ 100% online.” However, some use this designation even when the have an in-person requirement for coursework such as a final exam. In some cases, students will be able to conduct this exam at a testing center local to them, rather than having to go on-campus.
- As hybrid programs (partly online, partly on-campus) are fairly common, we have included them in the list of programs and schools but indicated when they are hybrid.
- Some programs might be fully online but be “degree completion.” E.g., the online portion is for upper division courses, such as for a bachelor’s degree — with the lower division courses completed as an associate’s degree, possibly at another institution and/or possibly completed on campus.
- Please check accreditation of an institution before registering. Some institutions listed may not have regional accreditation. Be sure that your credits at such institutions can be transferred elsewhere, if the need arises.
- Check if you can be admitted from your home state. Institutions may not have permission to admit students living in certain states because of specific regulations.
- Because some students take online programs from the same state as the institution in question, we chose to use the average net yearly price, indicated as “Net Cost/yr.” NCES.ed.gov’s educational data defines this as being an average for all undergrad students for an institution, and consists of the average of tuition cost minus scholarship/grant funds plus fees, books and cost of living expenses. So it is entirely possible that what it costs you to complete an online program is different than listed. Rates change yearly as well.
- Average net price/year refers to average undergraduate program costs. Graduate program costs may differ. Online program fees may apply, and costs in general are subject to change.
- Because data analytics/ data science programs are typically multi-disciplinary but leaning heavily in applied math and applied statistics, they have been included in this list if they are online, regardless of the department offering the program. We feel that it is an occupation that may be of strong interest to graduates of mathematics/ statistics degree programs.
- If a program is listed in error or is no longer available, please contact us for correction.

**Academic Degree Abbreviations:**

Here are some of the degree abbreviations and full designations used in this list, sorted by abbreviation.

- AA = Associate of Arts
- AAS = Associate of Applied Science
- AS = Associate of Science
- BA = Bachelor of Arts
- BAS = Bachelor of Applied Science
- BLS = Bachelor of Liberal Studies
- BS = Bachelor of Science
- BSEd = Bachelor of Science Education
- EdD = Doctor of Education
- EdS = Educational Specialist (post-master’s level)
- MA = Master of Arts
- MAE = Master of Arts in Education
- MAT = Master of Arts in Teaching
- MEd = Master of Education
- MLA = Master of Liberal Arts
- MPS = Master of Professional Studies
- MS = Master of Science
- MSEd = MS Education
- PhD = Doctor of Philosphy

**Quick Links to Schools with Online Certificate Degree Programs in Mathematics or Statistics:**

Use the links in this section and the one directly below to easily get to different parts of this degree guide.

**Online Mathematics or Statistics Degree Reference**

- Online Mathematics or Statistics Degree Overview
- Online Mathematics or Statistics Certificate Programs
- Online Associate’s Degree in Mathematics or Statistics
- Online Bachelor’s in Mathematics or Statistics
- Online Mathematics or Statistics Master’s Degree
- Online Mathematics or Statistics Doctoral Degree
- Mathematics or Statistics Classes Online
- Your Career in Mathematics or Statistics

## Programs:

### American Public University (est. 1991)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $9,572

APU is part of APUS (American Public University System). All of its programs are entirely distance education. The school’s online bachelor’s degrees prepare students for careers in related disciplines where they can apply their mathematical knowledge. This includes career areas such as logistics, finance, computer programming, education and others. Graduates may also be preparing for a graduate degree.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: BS Mathematics.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

Topics covered: advanced mathematical theory; analytical methods; critical thinking; data modeling. (See site or contact school for specifics.)

### Arizona State University-Tempe (est. 1885)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $12,191

ASU’s online certificate and master’s prepare students for the analysis of data, including Big Data, in a multidisciplinary fashion that combines mathematical, statistical and computing skills. In the area of business, data analysis using modeling and visualization techniques can lead to advantages in markets.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Applied Business Data Analytics — courses are a subset of the W.P. Carey MS-BA.
- Master’s degrees: W. P. Carey Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS‑BA) – 16 month online program (compared to 9-months full-time, on-campus).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

Topics covered: predictive analytics, modeling, big data techniques, data visualization, data analytics tools.

### Bucks County Community College (est. 1964)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $7,589

BCCC offers two online bachelor’s in mathematics: one for general mathematics and the other for teaching. The former is for. The latter is for students who plan to continue their teaching education, get teacher certification, and teach math and related subjects at the high school level.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: Bachelor’s in Mathematics; Bachelor’s in Secondary Education – Mathematics Major (61 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Calculus I-III; Linear Algebra; Mathematics Elective; Computer Science; Physics; English Composition.

### Central Connecticut State University (est. 1849)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $14,734

CCSU offers an online grad certificate and a master’s in data mining — one of the first of its kind. Data mining is another multi-disciplinary field, and the faculty members have PhDs in statistics, computer science and other analytic fields, with a collective seven books written by them on the topic of data mining. Grad scholarships available.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Data Mining Certificate (grad).
- Master’s degrees: MS Data Mining (36 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

Topics covered: statistics; predictive analytics; data mining techniques, text mining; segmentation models; neural networks; Web mining; genomics & microarray.

### Central Texas College (est. 1965)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $5,143

CTC offers an online associate’s degree in mathematics which combine a curriculum of mathematics topics with history, language and government courses, amongst others.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Associate’s degrees: AS Mathematics (60 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: College Algebra; Pre-Calculus Math; Calculus I-III.

### Chadron State College (est. 1911)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $11,344

CSC has several online bachelor’s and master’s programs in math and related topics that prepare successful graduates for a range of careers. This includes Analyst (insurance, logistics, population growth, economics, social problems), Actuary, Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Modeler (business, physics, chemistry, engineering) and many others. Some bachelor’s programs might be “degree completion” programs, with only upper division courses available fully online. Contact the school for more information.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: BS Mathematics; Minors in Math, Applied Statistics or Education; BS Education – Middle Grades Content Area of Specialization in Mathematics (Grades 4-9); BS Education – Field Endorsement in Mathematics (6-12).
- Master’s degrees: MAE (Master of Arts in Education) – Science or Mathematics (36 credits; requires oral examination); MEd (Master of Education) Curriculum and Instruction Elementary – Field Option Mathematics; MEd Curriculum and Instruction Secondary – Field Option Mathematics

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Calculus I-III; Differential Equations; Probability and Statistics; Applied Statistics; Applied Calculus; Linear Algebra; Introductory Analytics; Teaching Elementary/ Middle School Mathematics; Math for the Elementary Teacher I, II; Research Design and Data Analysis; Statistical Methods/Data Analysis; Sampling Techniques.

### Clarkson University (est. 1896)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $28,303

Clarkson offers an online master’s mathematics program, which prepares students for a variety of math-intensive careers. The master’s degree require 30 credit hours (minimum 20 earned at Clarkson) and can be taken part- or full-time. Credits also count towards a doctoral degree. MS math degrees have thesis and non-thesis options.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MS in Mathematics.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Classical Complex Analysis; Classical Real Analysis; Algebraic Structures; Sets and Topology; Matrix Theory and Computations; Numerical Analysis; Real Analysis.

### Colorado State University-Fort Collins (est. 1870)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $14,511

CSU offers online certificate and master’s programs in math-related subjects that prepare graduates for careers in math teaching and education leadership, applied mathematics, applied statistics, programming and other occupations.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Data Analysis (10-11 credits); Applied Statistics (10 credits). (University admission not required for registration of these certificates)
- Master’s degrees: Master of Applied Statistics (MAS); Principal Licensure (24 credits) and MEd in Education and Human Resource Studies – Education Sciences Specialization (additional 9 credits), which can be focused on several subject areas including mathematics.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Math Skills for Statistical Analysis; Computing Skills for Statistical Analysis; Regression Models and Applications; Experimental Design; Probability with Applications; Mathematical Statistics with Applications; Quantitative Reasoning; Analysis of Time Series; Computational and Graphical Statistics; Statistics for Environmental Monitoring; Generalized Regression Models.

### Columbia University in the City of New York (est. 1754)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $20,838

Columbia offers online certificate and master’s programs in both Statistics and Actuarial Science. Actuarial Science is a multidisciplinary field, combining knowledge from applied math and statistics, economics, life insurance, property/casualty insurance, pensions and risk management. The actuarial certificate can be completed part-time in two terms online but must be completed within six consecutive terms, excluding summer terms. The MS actuarial program is available both online and on-campus, and can be taken full- or part-time (3-6 terms total). Students registered for online courses can switch to on-campus after the first semester, and on-campus students can take online courses (some restrictions apply for international students). The MA statistics program is available both on-campus or hybrid online form. The latter option is only applicable for the first semester and may require viewing some live lectures virtually but while they are being broadcast. Elective courses will cover subjects such as finance, Data Science, Actuarial Science and Insurance, Pharmaceutical industry or Public Health.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Actuarial Science (Certification of Professional Achievement).
- Master’s degrees: MS Actuarial Science (36 credits); MA Statistics (minimum 30 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Probability; Statistical Inference; Theory of Interest; Linear Regression and Time Series Models / Linear Regression Models; Proseminar in Actuarial Science; Applied Statistics; Actuarial Methods 1, 2; Stochastic Processes; Actuarial Models; Corporate Finance; Intermediate Microeconomics; Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance; Topics: Property and Casualty.

### Columbus State University (est. 1958)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $10,612

CSU offers an online master’s in math education for teaching math and related subjects at the grade 6-12 level in the state of Georgia (upon completion of GACE tests). While the program is online, there is a requirement of 30-90 hours of field experience at a school local to the graduate. (CSU’s “fully online” courses are indicated as being 95-100% online. Check with the university for information about your program.)

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MAT Secondary Math and Science (grades 6-12) – 39 credits (5-6 semesters).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: CSU full online course listing available but MAT curriculum not distinguished at time of writing. Contact CSU for details.

### Dickinson State University (est. 1918)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $10,074

DSU offers an online bachelor’s in math education which prepares graduates for a career in teaching math at the high school level. The program supplements mathematics knowledge with some computer programming.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: BS in Education – Mathematics Education (55-57 credits)

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Matrix Fundamentals; Calculus I,II; Discrete Mathematics; Multivariate Calculus; Probability and Statistics; Geometry for Teachers; Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades; Teaching Secondary School Mathematics.

### Drexel University (est. 1891)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $37,244

Drexel offers online grad certificate and master’s programs in math topics. The certificate is in sync with the goals of the state of Pennsylvania for the mathematics coaching endorsement. Admission requires a valid I or II Teaching Certificate. The master’s program leads to certificate for teaching in the state of Pennsylvania (certificate conversion required for other states).

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Mathematics Leadership and Coaching (grad; 20 credits).
- Master’s degrees: MS (Master of Science) in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification Track – Secondary Education with Mathematics Certification.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Learning and Teaching Number and Operation; Proportional and Algebraic Reasoning;

Geometry and Spatial Reasoning; Data Analysis and Probabilistic and Statistical Reasoning; Functions through the Curriculum; Mathematics Coaching and Leadership; Practicum in Mathematics Coaching and Leadership; Science Teaching Methods; Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools; Professional Studies in Instruction.

### East Carolina University (est. 1907)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $12,908

ECU offers online certificate and master’s programs for math education. The certificate is for applicants who are already elementary teachers wishing to increase their knowledge of mathematics and the teaching of it. The certificate credits can be used toward an MAEd in Mathematics Education at ECU, which requires an additional 18 credits (six courses) for completion. Most of the curriculum courses for the MAEd are also online, depending on the grade level (fully online for Elementary and Middle grade levels; not for Secondary level). According to the site, the latter is typically completed in two years part-time by full-time teachers.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Elementary Mathematics Education (K-6; grad cert; 18 credits).
- Master’s degrees: MAEd in Mathematics Education (Elementary Concentration; 36 credits; mostly online).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Number Systems and Operations: K–5 Mathematical Tasks; Rational Numbers and Operations: K–5 Learning Trajectories; Data Analysis and Measurement: K–5 Classroom Interactions; Algebraic Reasoning: K–5 Discourse and Questioning; Geometry and Spatial Visualization: K–5 Assessment; Mathematical Modeling: K-5 Leadership; Research in Mathematics Education; Data Analysis and Probability in the Middle Grades.

### Emporia State University (est. 1863)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $12,034

ESU offers an online master’s program (thesis or non-thesis options) that combines pure and applied mathematics. The skills learned can be used for careers in teaching (community college) or in business and industry. Some graduates of the program continue with a PhD in math at other institutions. Scholarships may be available for the program.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MS Mathematics.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Groups, Rings and Fields; Vector Spaces; Number Theory; Topology; Complex Variables; Advanced Calculus I, II; Mathematical Statistics I, II; Math Modeling.

### Front Range Community College (est. 1968)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $9,122

FRCC offers an online associate’s program that can lead to a number of occupations, including teacher, cryptographer, financial planner, software engineer, sports statistician, medical researcher and others. This degree transfers to nearly a dozen four-year schools in the state of Colorado.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Associate’s degrees: AS Mathematics.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Quantitative Literacy; Algebraic Literacy; Introduction to Statistics; Calculus I, II, III; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations; Computer Science (C++).

### Granite State College (est. 1972)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $13,716

GSC offers online bachelor’s programs in math studies and education. Teaching certification for the state of New Hampshire follows successful completion of BA and compulsory field work. (BA can be completed without certification.)

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: BA in Math Studies with Teacher Certification with five options: Elementary Education (K-8) and General Special Education (K-12); General Special Education (K-12); Mathematics, Grades 5-8; Mathematics, Grades 5-8 and General Special Education (K-12); Secondary Mathematics, Grades 7-12.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Pre-Calculus; Mathematical Proof; Number Systems; Geometrical Structures; Calculus I, II; History of Mathematics; Aspects of Mathematics Learning; Algebra Theory for Middle School Teachers; Discrete Mathematics; Linear Algebra.

### Harvard University (est. 1636)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $15,095

Harvard offers online certificate and master’s programs related to math and statistics. The certificate is for a multi-disciplinary data science program, leaning heavily in statistics, and the credits can be applied towards three master’s programs (not necessarily online): Information Management Systems, Journalism, or Software Engineering. Harvard’s Extension School also offers numerous mathematics and statistics courses online, and an MLA in Mathematics for Teaching for which most courses are either online only or have an online option, with a few exceptions for math electives.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Data Science (4 courses; professional grad cert; fully online in certain semesters).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences and Humanities; Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Economics and Other Quantitative Fields; Data Science; Monte Carlo Methods for Inference and Data Analysis; Big Data Analytics; Introduction to Statistical Modeling; Database Systems.

### Hawaii Pacific University (est. 1965)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $21,275

HPU offers an online associate’s program for math, available through Military Campus Programs. Completion of this program can be followed with a BS Computer Science or a BS Business Administration with Major in Computer Information Systems.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Associate’s degrees: AS (Associate of Science) in Mathematics (60 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Statistics; Pre-Calculus I, II; Calculus I, II; Foundations of Programming; Computer Science I, II.

### Hobe Sound Bible College (est. 1960.0)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $4,607

HSBC offers a blended (part on-campus, part online) bachelor’s program in math education. This BA prepares graduates for teaching math topics at the high school level and meets the Florida State Department of Education requirements. The program is integrated with faith-based Christian studies. Some transfer credits allowed.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- BA in Secondary Math Education (130 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Teaching Math in Secondary Schools; College Algebra; Calculus I, II; Trigonometry; Linear Algebra, History of Mathematics; Abstract Algebra; Number Theory; Modern Geometry; Probability and Statistics.

### Indiana University-East (est. 1971)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $7,975

IU-East offers online certificate and degree-completion bachelor’s programs. The latter require completion of at least 60 credits at the associate’s degree level from another institution, which allows for obtaining a bachelor’s degree in about two years. The bachelor’s programs prepares students for careers in actuarial science, teaching, finance and economics and other areas.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Graduate Certificate in Mathematics – credits count towards Master of Arts in Teaching, Mathematics (MAT).
- Bachelor’s degrees: BS Mathematics (120 credits, with 45 upper division credits in math topics); BA in Natural Science and Mathematics, Mathematics Concentration (120 credits, with 30 in math).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

Topics: Calculus I-III; Numerical Methods; Linear Algebra; Modern Algebra; Real Analysis; Mathematical Modeling I, II; Finite Mathematics; Differential Equations; Statistical Techniques; Number Theory; Financial Management; Financial Decision Making; Survey of Algebra; Markets and Asset Pricing.

### Indian River State College (est. 1959)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $1,807

IRSC offers online bachelor’s programs in math education, which prepare graduates for teaching math at middle school or secondary levels in the state of Florida. One program, the BS in Education, includes an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement. There is also an online associate program which while not necessarily math-specific, counts for credits towards a BS in Education.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Associate’s degrees: Associate in Arts (credits applicable to BS Education – Math).
- Bachelor’s degrees: BS Middle School Math; BS Education with two relevant specializations: Middle Grades Math or Secondary Math.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Elements of Algebra; Teaching Middle School Mathematics Practicum; Teaching Secondary Mathematics Practicum; Elementary Statistics I; Elements of Geometry; Middle School/Secondary School Mathematics Methods; Applied Linear Algebra; Modern Geometries; Sets and Logic.

### Iowa State University (est. 1858)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $13,899

ISU offers two online master’s programs in math-related topics. One is in math education, the other in general statistics. Up to nine credits of the latter can be taken by non-degree applicants as trial before committing to a master’s degree. ISU’s Dept of Statistics also offers additional statistics courses online that can be taken by students not currently interested in a master’s degree. The math education program is intended for current secondary-level math teachers.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master of School Mathematics (MSM, 32 credits); MS Statistics (34 credits, requires final oral exam).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Statistical Methods I, II; Theory of Probability and Statistics I, II; Intermediate Calculus; Introduction to Statistical Computing; Algorithms in Analysis and Their Computer Implementation; Discrete Mathematics and Applications; Intermediate Geometry; Statistical Methods for Mathematics Teachers.

### James Madison University (est. 1908)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $14,772

JMU offers an online master’s program in math education. This is designed for current secondary (high school) level math teachers who wish to improve their leadership capacity in the topic, as well as prepare to teach advanced secondary math courses. An undergrad major in math is recommended but not required, although at least 15 credits of undergrad math courses completed is required.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MEd Mathematics (34 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Analysis for Teachers; Discrete Mathematics for Teachers; Algebra for Teachers; Geometry for Teachers; Probability and Statistics for Teachers I, II; Design and Development of Digital Media; Learning Theories and Instructional Models.

### Johns Hopkins University (est. 1876)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $25,207

Johns Hopkins offers a certificate and master’s program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. While the certificate can be taken fully online, the master’s is available in hybrid form (some courses online, some on-campus, some blending both options). Both programs cover mathematical algorithms, mathematical logic and reasoning, regression models, matrix algebra and overall applied math for modern technologies. Familiarity with one or more programming languages (C, C++, FORTRAN, Java, Python, MATLAB) is a necessity for the master’s program but not for the certificate. (Undergrad courses available for non-credit to fulfil this requirement.) The certificate requires prior completion of Statistical Methods and Data Analysis and either of Real Analysis or Matrix Theory.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Applied and Computational Mathematics (post-Master’s cert)
- Master’s degrees: MS Applied and Computational Mathematics with five tracks: Applied Analysis, Information, Technology and Computation, Operations Research, Probability and Statistics, Simulation and Modeling.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Introduction to Financial Derivatives; General Applied Mathematics; Applied Mathematics I; Applied Mathematics II; Introduction to Signals and Systems; Real Analysis; Modern Algebra; Statistical Methods and Data Analysis; Ordinary Differential Equations; Matrix Theory; Computational Methods; Linear Optimization.

### Kansas State University (est. 1863)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $15,784

KSU offers online certificate and master’s programs in math and statistics topics which prepare successful students for careers in applied math and statistics in teaching, at government agencies, universities, consulting firms, research industries and more.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Applied Statistics Graduate Certificate.
- Master’s degrees: MS in Curriculum and Instruction with Mathematics Education (K-12) Specialization.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Fundamental Methods of Biostatistics; Introduction to Statistical Methods for the Sciences; Regression and Analysis of Variance; Statistical Designs for Product Development and Process Improvement; Multivariate Statistical Methods; Analysis of Messy Data; Middle-Level Mathematics for Teachers; Advanced Methods for Teaching Math K-12; Research in Mathematics Learning and Teaching;

Contemporary Technologies in Mathematics Education; Theoretical Models of Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

### Kennesaw State University (est. 1963)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $16,232

KSU offers an online certificate in applied statistics that is entirely focused on the statistical analysis software package SAS(r). The certificate is intended for working professional and incorporates some of the curriculum of KSU’s MS in Applied Statistics, though with emphasis on SAS.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Certificate in Applied Statistics using SAS.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Foundations in Statistical Analysis; Statistical Methods I, II; Advanced Topics in Regression; Multivariate Methods.

### Lesley University (est. 1909)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $32,501

Lesley offers several online certificate and master’s programs in mathematics education. With licensure, graduates of the master’s programs are qualified to teach math in the state of Massachusetts at either elementary, middle school or secondary levels.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Graduate Certificate in Mathematics in Education.
- Master’s degrees: MEd Mathematics Education (1-8): MA Professional License or Non-Licensure (33 credits); MEd Individually Designed Program for Educators, Mathematics in Education Concentration (33 credits); MEd in Advanced Teaching Practices in Mathematics (33 credits; K-8; incorporates video capture and feedback).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Number Theory; Functions and Algebra I, II; Geometry and Measurement I, II; Probability: The Mathematics of Uncertainty; Statistics and Data Analysis; Concepts of Calculus: Change and Infinity; Meeting Diverse Needs in Mathematics Classroom; Using Technology to Integrate Mathematics Across Curriculum; Constructing Mathematical Understanding: Number and Operations; Constructing Mathematical Understanding for Number Theory; Functions and Algebra I: Building Mathematical Understanding.

### Lewis University (est. 1932)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $18,768

Lewis’ Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science offers an online master’s in data science, which is a multidisciplinary program that incorporates mathematics and statistics (probability, linear algebra, modeling), computer science (distributed storage, distributed processing, networks, etc), business and other disciplines.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- MS Data Science with two Concentrations: for Computer Scientists and for Life Scientists (36 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Concepts of Statistics I, II; Data Mining and Analytics Project for Computer Scientists; Data Mining and Analytics Thesis for Life Scientists; Data Systems in the Life Sciences; Data Visualization; Encryption and Authentication Systems; Introduction to Computational Biology; Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics; Large-Scale Data Storage Systems; Mathematics for Data Scientists; Semantic Web; Statistical Programming.

### Marygrove College (est. 1905)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $13,077

Marygrove offers a master of education with several focus areas including two for mathematics. Each MAT is comprised of 10 courses including six core courses plus several speciality courses to choose from. Working professionals can complete the MAT in less than two years.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MAT (Master in the Art of Teaching) Elementary Mathematics, K-5; MAT Middle Level Mathematics, 6-8.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Problem Solving and Number and Operations, K-5; Measurement and Geometry, K-5; Algebra, K-5; Data Analysis and Probability, K-5; Problem Solving and Number and Operations, 6-8; Measurement and Geometry, 6-8; Algebra, 6-8; Data Analysis and Probability, 6-8.

### Mayville State University (est. 1889)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $11,735

MSU offers two online bachelor’s in mathematics, including one in math education. Summer sessions may have on-campus requirements, so depending on the cohort start date, a particular program may not be fully online. Credits from select regionally-accredited colleges and universities are accepted for transfer towards these degrees.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: BSEd Mathematics Education (125 credits); BS in Mathematics (120 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Trigonometry; Calculus I-III; Probability and Statistics; Modern Geometry; Differential Equations; Theory of Numbers; Algebraic Structures with Programming for Majors.

### Mercy College (est. 1950)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $14,990

Mercy NY offers online bachelor’s and master’s programs in mathematics, including math education. Credits can be transferred from other institutions (up to 75 from a two-year institution, up to 90 for a four-year institution). For applicants planning on teaching, there is an option for a five-year dual BS/MS Teacher Education Program in which successful students earn both degrees in a shorter time period than taking them separately. Career opportunities include teaching math, accounting, operations research, amongst others.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: BS in Mathematics (120 credits); BS in Mathematics and Secondary Education, Grades 7-12 (141 credits).
- Master’s degrees: MS in Mathematics and Secondary Education, Grades 7-12 (45 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Problem Solving in Mathematics; Teach and Assess Secondary School Math; Enriching Teaching Secondary School Math; Teaching and Learning Secondary School Math 1-2; Seminar in Teaching.

### Montana State University (est. 1893)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $14,326

MSU offers a blended master’s in math education. The majority of courses are online, although summer sessions are on-campus. The program is designed for current secondary (high school) teachers of mathematics and focuses on increasing their knowledge of the subject and teaching of math. While the program originally was intended for teaching in Montana, students from 15 Western states (including California) can participate. Program candidates must have certification for teaching secondary math in at least one state, are currently teaching in high school, and hold a BS or BA in either mathematics or mathematics teaching/ education.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MS (Master of Science) in Mathematics – Mathematics Education Option.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Statistics for Teachers; (Linear) Algebra for Teachers; Analysis for Teachers; Geometry for Teachers; Standards-Based Mathematics for Teachers; Learning Theories in Mathematics for Teachers; Curriculum Design; Assessment Models and Issues; Language of Mathematics for Teachers.

### New York Institute of Technology (est. 1955)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $24,658

NYIT offers an online master’s program in education that has a specialty in mathematics. The program prepares students for professional certification teaching math (or science) in the state of New York. Up to six graduate credit hours can be transferred from another institution, and the program can be completed either on a full-time or part-time basis taking a total of 2-5 years.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MS (Master of Science) in Adolescence Education: Specialist in Mathematics Certification 7-12 (minimum 36 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Instructional Applications of the Internet; Mathematics, Science, and Technology I-II; Mathematics and Technology in Education I-II; Research Methods and Assessment; Field Project.

### Nicholls State University (est. 1948)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $9,369

NSU offers an online master’s of math education that prepares students primarily for teaching mathematics at the community college/ technical college level, although graduates might work in other mathematics-related occupations. Note: Graduate assistantships available for qualified students ($5,500 each per semester).

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MS (Master of Science) in Community/Technical College Mathematics.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Cornerstone: Logic and Foundations; Number-theoretic and Discrete Structures; Geometric and Algebraic Structures; Capstone: Technology and Communication in Mathematics Education; Research in Mathematics Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Advanced Methods in Teaching Secondary Education Subjects; Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Mathematics.

### Northern Arizona University (est. 1899)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $12,946

NAU offers an online master’s program in math education. Graduates of the program are prepared for a number of educational careers, including teaching math in the state of Arizona at the community college or high school or middle school level, or being a school district math specialist.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: Master’s degrees: MS (Master of Science) in Mathematics Education (37 credit units).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Problem Solving: Theory And Practice; Connections – Algebra And Number Theory; Connections – Calculus; Connections – Geometry; Connections – Probability And Statistics; Reflections On/In Math Education; Technology In Mathematics Education; Curriculum In Mathematics Education.

### North Greenville University (est. 1891.0)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $15,118

NGU offers two online master’s programs in education, with mathematics focus as an option. The MAT (Master’s of Arts in Teaching) is designed to prepare students for teaching certification, and is especially suited to candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in one of English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The MEd (Master of Education) is designed for currently licensed teachers. These programs are integrated with Christian studies and are expected to take two years or less to complete. Some courses may be on-campus in certain semesters. NGU also offers online re-certification courses including in mathematics education (Middle School Math, Common Core High School Math and others). Teaching certification is separate from the master’s programs and is applicable to the state of South Carolina.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MAT in Mathematics (42 credits); MEd English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science K-12 (36 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Educator as Researcher; Theories of Learning; Principles of Curriculum Development; Best Current Teaching Practices; Intervention Strategies and Techniques.

### Nova Southeastern University (est. 1964)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $24,833

NSU offers several online master’s and specialist programs in the area of math education. The MME prepares educators primarily for middle, secondary and post-secondary education and is aimed at current educators, trainers and others involved with education programs who want to increase their skills and knowledge and complete a master’s degree. The MSE is for training educators to achieve effective learning environments, and improves skills in classroom management, assessment and curriculum development. The EdS (Educational Specialist) is a post-master’s level degree program primarily aimed at educators for “developing and administrating” K-12 math programs. Entrance requirements include the completion of a regionally-accredited master’s degree. All these programs are designed for teaching requirements in the state of Florida, but not all include licensure. Contact your state’s dept. of education for program compatibility details.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MS in Education (Teaching and Learning) – Elementary Math (37 credits); Masters in Mathematics Education (37 credits).
- Specialist degrees: EdS With a Specialization in Mathematics Education (36 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Algebra in Secondary Schools; Strategies for Teaching Calculus; Linear and Abstract Algebra for Teachers; Conquering the Teaching of Calculus; Learning Geometry in the K-12 Classroom; Teaching Probability and Statistics in the K-12 Classroom; Problem-Solving Strategies in Mathematics Classrooms; Methods of Teaching Middle and Secondary Math; Topics in Applied Algebra and Geometry; Probability and Statistics; Elements of Differential Calculus; Research Design in Education; Curriculum Trends and Innovation.

### Oregon State University (est. 1868)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $16,462

OSU offers an online master’s in math (and science) education meant for professional educators. The degree has two concentrations. The school-based concentrations is for practicing math/ science teachers planning to specialize in structured STEM education in public or private K-12 schools. The free-choice concentrations is more suited to less formal learning such as at science centers, museums, national parks, zoos, university outreach programs, etc. This MS is not a teacher licensure program for either focus area.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MS in Science or Mathematics Education (45 credits) with two focus areas: Free-Choice Learning (FCL) or School-Based Education K-12.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Mathematics and Science Curriculum; Professional Development in Math and Science; Professional Development and Practicum in Mathematics/Science; Research and Evaluation; Assessment and Evaluation.

### Ottawa University-Online (est. 1865.0)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $18,603

Ottawa U has an Online division which offers an online bachelor’s program with a math focus. Several of Ottawa U’s non-math bachelor’s programs can also be paired with a minor in Mathematics (minimum 20 credit hours). This includes teaching (BA Secondary Education), computer science, engineering, financial planning and four others. These programs prepare students for careers in applied mathematics and statistics in general, teaching, business analysis, actuarial science, operations research, computer science, finance, government and other fields. The bachelor’s programs also prepare students for grad studies. NOTE: Students of OU who are signed up through a local/ regional campus may have different availability of online academic programs.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: BA Mathematics with Actuarial Science Concentration or with one of 20+ Minor topics; Non-Mathematics Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics Minor.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Abstract Algebra; Calculus I-III; Differential Equations; Discrete Mathematics; Introduction to Real Analysis; Linear Algebra; Mathematical Statistics I, II; Numerical Methods; Financial Mathematics.

### Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (est. 1998)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $22,017

Penn State’s World Campus offers all academic programs online. For the topics of math and stats, there is a certificate in applied statistics, a master’s in applied statistics and a master in data analytics – a multi-disciplinary subject that combines math, statistics and computer science. Both applied stats programs provide students exposure to a number industry standard software packages included R, SAS, and Minitab, and credits for the certificate can be applied towards the master’s degree. The master’s applied stats expands on the certificate and covers topics such as data mining, predictive analysis, biostatistics techniques and statistical consulting. Graduates of the latter program can prepare for either SAS Base Programming Certification Exam or PStat accreditation (Accredited Professional Statistician). The master in data analytics explores related multidisciplinary topics such as data mining, data modeling, data architecture, ETL (extraction, transformation, loading) development and BI (Business Intelligence) development. These programs can lead to careers in a number of fields, including technology, science, education, health care, government and business.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Applied Statistics (grad cert) (12 credits).
- Master’s degrees: Master of Applied Statistics (30 credits); MPS Data Analytics with one option: Business Analytics (30 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Applied Statistics; Introduction to Probability Theory; Regression Methods; Introduction to Probability Theory; Introduction to Mathematical Statistics; Introduction to SAS; Intermediate SAS for Data Management; Advanced Statistical Procedures in SAS; Statistical Analysis System Programming; Topics in Stat Computing with R; Intermediate R Statistical Programming Language; Foundations of Predictive Analytics; Data Mining; Applied Data Mining and Statistical Learning; Data Visualization.

### Rochester Institute of Technology (est. 1829)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $27,923

RIT offers online certificate and master’s programs in applied statistics. The certificate itself requires familiarity with R, SAS or Minitab statistical software, whereas the master’s program provides an introduction. Successful completion of these programs can lead to careers as quality engineers or managers, reliability analysts, statistical consultants.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Applied Statistics (12 credits, adv. cert).
- Master’s degrees: MS Applied Statistics with five concentrations: Predictive Analytics, Data Mining/ Machine Learning, Industrial, Biostatistics, Theory.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Statistical Software; Regression Analysis; Foundations of Experimental Design; Theory of Statistics I, II; Regression Analysis; Capstone.

### Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (est. 1840)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $15,214

SMWC offers an online bachelor’s in math education focus on the middle school, junior and high school levels. The program satisfies requirements in teaching education for the state of Indiana and prepares students for initial teacher licensing under REPA (Revisions for Educator Preparation and Accountability).

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: Bachelor in Education with REPA concentration in Mathematics Education: Grades 5-12 (non-licensure; 120 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: College Algebra; Statistics; Calculus I-III; Discrete Mathematics; Introduction to Mathematical Modeling; Linear Algebra; Geometry; Elements of Mathematical Statistics; Mathematics for Elementary Education Teachers; Teaching of Mathematics in Senior High/ Jr. High/ Middle School.

### San Antonio College (est. 1925)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $6,977

SAC offers an online associate’s program with a general mathematics concentration. This can be used to pursue a bachelor’s degree, or for work in any suitable applied math occupation.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Associate’s degrees: AS Mathematics.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Calculus I-III; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations; College Algebra; Precalculus.

### Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (est. 1889)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $15,471

SRU offers two online master’s in math education – one for K-8 Elementary education, the other for Secondary education). The K-8 program prepares certified teachers in math and science instruction, and for Level II certification and follows Common Core State Standards, with work completed over four semesters, starting as a summer cohort. The Secondary Ed program has two tracks: basic and advanced. The basic track is for people seeking certification, and the advanced track for certified teachers. Candidates require a bachelor’s in mathematics (or one of the STEM sciences, if not focusing on math).

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MEd in Elementary Education: K-8 Math and Science (30 credits); MEd Secondary Education: Math/Science With STEM Concentration and two tracks: basic and advanced (36 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: No math or science courses; just courses on improving teaching of these topics.

### Southern New Hampshire University (est. 1932)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $29,144

SNHU offers online bachelor’s and master’s programs in applied math and stats topics including the multidisciplinary data analytics topic – either as a major or as a concentration. Potential careers for graduates of these programs, collectively, include statistician, actuary, data miner, researcher (government, engineering firms, computer information and software, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturers), business analyst, database administrator, information technology specialist, consultant.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: BA Mathematics (120 credits) with a concentration option in Applied Mathematics; BS Data Analytics (120 credits).
- Master’s degrees: MS Data Analytics.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Calculus I-III; Mathematical Proof and Problem Solving; Differential Equations; Applied Linear Algebra; Abstract Algebra; Real Analysis; Mathematical Modeling; Seminar in Applied Mathematics; Applied Statistics I, II; Operations Research; Dynamical Modeling, Data Analytics I, II; Fundamentals of Data Mining; Predictive Analytics; Advanced Data Analytics; Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making.

### Texas A & M University-College Station (est. 1876)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $11,725

TAMU offers several online certificates and master’s programs in math and statistics-related topics. Master’s programs have a final oral exam, and course availability varies by semester. These programs cover teaching (including certification), computational math, applied statistics. The teacher certification program includes 40-hr field experience and one-year paid internship in a Texas public secondary school.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Statistics with three emphases: Biostatistics, Data Mining (Joint Program with SAS(r)) or Applied Statistics (minimum 12 credit hours);Accelerate Online Secondary Teacher Certification Program Gr 7-12 for Math or Math/Physics.
- Master’s degrees: MS in Statistics (36 credits; non-thesis); MS in Mathematics (36 credits) with two options: Teaching or Computational Math; MEd in Research, Measurement and Statistics (non-thesis; Educational Psychology program).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Stats in Research I-III; Biostatistics and Data Analysis; Statistical Analysis; Topics in Statistical Computations; Sampling; Regression Analysis; Methods of Time Series Analysis; Applied Categorical Data Analysis; Advanced Programming Using SAS(r); Applied Biostatistics and Data Analysis; Numerical Analysis; Computational Linear Algebra; Survey of Mathematical Problems I,II; Measurement and Evaluation in Education; Educational Statistics; Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Research.

### University of California-Berkeley (est. 1868)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $16,655

UC Berkeley’s School of Information offers a multidisciplinary online master’s degree that focuses on preparing an analyzing data. The degree draws from statistics, computer science, management/ business, social sciences and law, and provides graduates of the program with the skills to “solve real world problems using complex and unstructured data.” These skills can be applied to theoretically any industry and thus gives those who successfully complete the program high marketability.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) – 27 units, 12-20 months, at least one 4-5 day on-campus immersion.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Curriculum topics include (data) acquisition and cleansing, organization and storage, mining and exploration, statistical analysis, ethics and privacy, visualization, communicating results, and research design.

### University of Detroit Mercy (est. 1877)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $23,462

UDM offers an online master’s in math education. Its outcome is the teaching of mathematics at the K-12 level. For the Capstone, students choose either a two-part Master’s Thesis or a combination of Teaching Portfolio and Research Project.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MA in the Teaching of Mathematics (33 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Psychology of Mathematics; Instructional Technology in Mathematics; Teaching Mathematics with Manipulatives; History of Mathematics; Finite Mathematics; Logic and Mathematical Inquiry.

### University of Houston (est. 1927)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $12,618

UH offers two online master’s in the subject of math education. The general math degree prepares students to teach math in junior/ community college and secondary school levels. The curriculum and instruction degree prepares students to teach at any level, from ECE (early childhood education) up to college, and takes 2-3 years for completion when taking 6-9 credits per semester.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MA in Mathematics (MAM); MEd in Curriculum and Instruction (CI) – Mathematics Education.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: History of Mathematics; Abstract Algebra; Linear Algebra With Applications; Differential Equations; Analysis; Complex Analysis; Discrete Mathmeatics; Models of Computation; Issues in Mathematics Education; Teaching Geometry Gr 6-12; Developing Algebraic Thinking.

### University of Idaho (est. 1889)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $14,445

UI offers two online master’s programs – one in statistics and the other in math education, both of which have a 30-credit hour minimum for completion. The statistics program has both thesis and non-thesis options, whereas the mathematics program has no thesis but requires the passing of a comprehensive exam. The latter does not include certification but graduates may be qualified to teach at the community college level.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MS in Statistical Science; MAT in Teaching Mathematics.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Sample Survey Methods; Probability Theory; Mathematical Statistics; Experimental Design; Multivariate Analysis; Regression; Computer Intensive Statistics; Consulting Practicum; Survey of Calculus; Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, II; Ordinary Differential Equations; Linear Algebra.

### University of Illinois at Springfield (est. 1969)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $9,049

UIS offers online professional certification and bachelor’s programs, all in the area of mathematics or math education. The certification is for teaching math at the high school level and is a licensure program. The bachelor’s program can be taken as a Minor with a minimum of 24 credits. Note that some courses are not available every semester. (See site for details.)

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Mathematics, Teacher Education (Secondary), licensure/ certification program.
- Bachelor’s degrees: BA Mathematical Sciences (MAT).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Quantitative Reasoning; Business Calculus; Calculus I-III; Applied Statistics; Discrete Mathematics; Linear Algebra; Introduction to Differential Equations and its Applications; Mathematical Statistics I, II; Operations Research Methods.

### University of Maryland University College (est. 1947)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $10,588

UMUC offers two online master’s programs in math-related topics including math education and the multi-disciplinary data analytics. The MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) is not strictly a math degree but does lead to certification for teaching in several subjects in the state of Maryland, including Mathematics, at the secondary level. (Students in other states should check their department of education for certification requirements.) The master’s data analytics is intended for students seeking careers in any of multiple fields employing multidisciplinary skills including applied math and statistics, computing, and others. Admission to the latter program requires either a high GRE or GMAT score (75th percentile in the quantitative sections) or one of several allowable industry certifications (see site for details).

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching (30 credits); MS in Data Analytics (36 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Foundations of Teaching for Learning; Adolescent Development and Learning Needs; Decision Management Systems; Data Management and Visualization; Data Mining; Predictive Modeling; Big Data Analytics; Data Analytics Practicum.

### University of Massachusetts-Lowell (est. 1894)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $15,965

UMass Lowell offers an online master’s in teaching, which leads to licensure as a teacher of one of several subjects including mathematics, at the middle/ high school levels. Program completion requires 30 credits, and candidates must have a teaching license (initial or professional) for the state of Massachusetts, and must be currently teaching to be able to complete certain assignments including the Action Research Capstone.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MEd Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics Education Concentration – Advanced Program.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Mathematical Problem Solving; Discrete Structures; Mathematical Analysis; Computers and Calculators in the Classroom; Number Theory; Algebraic Structures; Linear Algebra; Geometry; History of Mathematics; Mathematical Modeling; Probability and Statistics.

### University of North Carolina at Charlotte (est. 1946)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $10,196

UNCC offers several certificate and master’s programs related to math education. This includes two certificates – each covering different grade levels – and three master’s degrees, including one for advanced licensure. The elementary school certificate prepares students for licensure to teach elementary math in the state of North Carolina. The middle and secondary certificate is licensure (initial licensing; Standard Professional I license) for teaching in North Carolina at those grade levels in of several subjects including Math. Ideal candidates for this latter certificate are professionals who have a non-education bachelor’s degree. The credits count towards the MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) degree, which can also be focused on Math, and which leads to an advanced “M” license. While courses are online, clinical requirements may mean traveling to a school (up to 50 miles distant) for field work. The second master’s degree, an MEd, can have an Elementary Mathematics Concentration. The third master’s degree, also an MEd, covers standard topics including math. Note: some of these programs may not be available to residents outside of the state of North Carolina.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Elementary School Mathematics (grad, 18 credit hours); Middle Grades and Secondary Education (grad, 39 credits).
- MAT in Teaching (English, Math, Social Studies and Science; 39 credits); MEd in Elementary Education, Elementary Mathematics Concentration (33 credits); MEd in Middle and Secondary Education (33 credits; English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Number Systems and Operations: K-5 Mathematical Tasks; Rational Numbers and Operations: K-5 Learning Trajectories; Geometry and Spatial Visualization: K-5 Assessment; Data Analysis and Measurement: K-5 Classroom Interactions; Algebraic Reasoning: K-5 Discourse and Questioning; Mathematical Modeling: K-5 Leadership.

### University of Washington-Seattle Campus (est. 1861)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $10,374

UW has several online certificate and/or master’s programs related to math, applied and statistics, including a number of multi-disciplinary programs such as data science. The statistical analysis certificate, for example, gives students a working understanding of the R programming language, which is very popular for data analysis / data science. The data science certificate prepares candidates for more advanced data analysis, including Big Data data sets. NOTE: Some of these programs have the option for students to combine both online and on-campus learning. The master’s in applied math has a requirement of knowledge in a scientific computing language such as Matlab, C, C++, Python, Fortran, etc.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Statistical Analysis With R Programming; Data Science.
- Master’s degrees: MS in Applied Mathematics (36 credits, 3 yrs).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Statistical Analysis With R (Introduction); Data Analysis and Modeling With R; R Programming and Graphics (Advanced); Introduction to Data Science; Methods for Data Analysis; Deriving Knowledge from Data at Scale; Vector Calculus and Complex Variables; Computational Methods for Data Analysis.

### University of West Florida (est. 1963)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $10,759

UWF offers an online master’s that prepares graduates of the program for a variety of careers in the private sector (management, marketing, engineering, insurance, computer programming, product quality, pharmaceuticals research, transportation), with government agencies (agriculture, labor, education, census), and in teaching (college-level and possibly high school, with certification).. While the program’s curriculum courses are available online, students are expected to attend lectures live via the school’s free videoconferencing service. Note: financial aid, assistantships and internships available.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MS Mathematical Sciences (30-31 credits; with or without thesis); MS Mathematics (30-31 credits; fully online and hybrid courses); MEd Curriculum and Instruction, with three cognate areas in which participants can choose a Mathematics focus: Elementary Education Comprehensive, Middle Level Education Comprehensive, and Secondary Education Comprehensive. (Certification for teaching in Florida is separate.)

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Numerical Analysis; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations; Applied Statistics; Matrix Theory; Proseminar (for non-thesis option).

### Walden University (est. 1970)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $27,851

Walden offers all their academic programs as entirely distance learning. This includes two online certificates and a master’s in mathematics teaching, credits for which can be applied towards an MS Education degree.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Certificates: Mathematics K–6 (15 credits; graduate); Mathematics 5–8 (15 credits; graduate).
- Master’s degrees: MSEd with three relevant specializations: Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6), Mathematics (Grades K–6 or Grades 5–8), Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Learning and Teaching Mathematics; The Base Ten Number System and Operations: Addition/Subtraction; The Base Ten Number System and Operations: Multiplication/Division; Measurement, Data, and Geometric Thinking; Understanding Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning; Geometric Thinking and Measurement; Algebraic Reasoning, Functions, and Equations; Data, Probability, and Statistical Reasoning.

### Western Governors University (est. 1997)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $8,624

WGU offers entirely online programs, including a bachelor’s in math education that leads to licensure, a master’s in teaching math that leads to licensure, and a post-bachelor’s teacher prep program for math. All of these programs have the option of being for Gr 5-9 or Gr 5-12 levels. The BA requires completion of a professional portfolio.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Bachelor’s degrees: BA Mathematics. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program, Mathematics.
- Master’s degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics.

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Foundations of College Mathematics; Finite Mathematics; College Algebra; College Geometry; Pre-Clinical Experiences in Mathematics; Instructional Planning and Presentation for Mathematics; Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Mathematics, Observations 1-6.

### Western Kentucky University (est. 1906)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $11,072

WKU offers two online master’s programs relating to mathematics. One is a general MA, the other an MAE (Master of Arts in Education). MAE applicants must already be secondary teachers with certification. Expired certification is allowed up to six credits worth of course work before re-certification is required.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: MA in Mathematics (30-34 credits); MAE Elementary Education in Teacher Leadership (30-37 credits) with Elementary Education Math Specialist Endorsement (15 credits of the 30-37 total).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Leadership, Math, and Technology Education; Math and Technology Methods for Diverse Learners; Math and Technology Assessment; Math for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers; Number Concepts for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers; Calculus; Linear Algebra; Discrete Mathematics.

### Wilkes University (est. 1933)

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**Net Cost/yr (Undergrad)**: $25,683

Wilkes offers an online master’s in middle level education (grades 4-8), which prepares candidates for teaching certification for the state of Pennsylvania. The program is suited for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in one of four areas including mathematics (the others being the sciences, English/ communications, or social sciences). Alternately, candidates can have completed at least 18 undergrad credits in their area of interest — e.g., mathematics.

#### Online Mathematics/Statistics Degree Areas

- Master’s degrees: Master’s in Middle Level Education (EDML) with Middle Level Mathematics Concentration and certification for Pennsylvania, Grades 4-8 (36 credits).

#### Mathematics/Statistics Classes Online (examples)

: Mathematics in in ML Education; Number Theory in ML Education; Measurement Concepts in ML Education; Data Analysis, Probability, and Statistics in ML Education; Algebraic Concepts in ML Education; Geometry Essentials in ML Education.

## Online Mathematics or Statistics Degree Overview

With the increasing demand for numerically-focused analytical skills in many fields, the number of online certificate and degree program offerings is very likely to increase — especially in multidisciplinary fields such as data mining, data analysis, data science. The demand for the latter skills especially is predicted to grow tremendously through 2018, and newer online programs — particularly certificates — will likely address these applied math/ statistics skills.

## Online Mathematics or Statistics Certificate Programs

From what we’ve noticed so far, academic certificate programs (not to be confused with professional certification programs) lean towards being in applied statistics, analytics/ analysis, data mining or data science. In other words, applied math and statistics skills have highly applicable value in many other disciplines. Adding an applied math/stats-focused certificate to a non-math degree can increase career opportunities.

## Online Associate’s Degree in Mathematics or Statistics

The total number of online associate’s degree programs in these disciplines that we encountered listed in the NCES database was negligible — numbering less than a handful. Since associate’s degrees are typically quite broad in subject matter, there is not enough scope for deeper math/ statistics skills. However, an associate’s degree can be paired with a suitable undergrad certificate in some applied math/ statistics discipline for greater career value without the necessary commitment of taking a bachelor’s degree.

## Online Bachelor’s in Mathematics or Statistics

The greatest versatility, career-wise, in a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or statistics comes from applied math and stats courses and skills. Pair this with a Minor program in another discipline such as computer science, finance, business/ management, business analytics, insurance, etc., and the number of potential occupations you can qualify for increases considerably. To save time and cost, you can supplement your knowledge with free courses from learning sites such as Coursera.org

## Online Mathematics or Statistics Master’s Degree

For many math and statistics-related careers, a bachelor’s degree is often sufficient. However, having a master’s degree in these disciplines means that you are qualified to teach at the community/technical college level. (Some certification may be required.) If you in fact want to teach math/statistics, but maybe at pre-college levels, a master’s degree is usually essential, along with any necessary state-approved professional licensure/ certification.

## Online Mathematics or Statistics Doctoral Degree

In our initial query of the NCES.ed.gov post-secondary educational database, a small handful of colleges/ universities were flagged as offering online PhD/ doctoral programs for mathematics, statistics, or strongly-related disciplines. The data at time of writing represented the 2013-14 academic year, and in reality, none of the 80+ institutions we checked had an online doctoral program in these topics that we were able to readily locate. Should this change, in a future revision of this guide, online PhD programs will be listed above.

## Mathematics or Statistics Classes Online

A number of institutions had some lone online math/ statistics classes available, whether or not they had a suitable online program. A few good starting points for individual courses at the university level are Coursera.org, Apple iTunes University, and the edX Web sites of participating colleges and universities.

## Your Career in Mathematics or Statistics

Those who wax philosophic might suggest that the universe is essentially made of numbers and is therefore an application of mathematics. The fact is that mathematics is applicable to most fields to some level or another, and skills in applied math (or statistics) are likely the most valuable, especially when paired with one or more other disciplines. We’re putting our bets on occupations that utilize multidisciplinary analytical skills because of the growing amount of data that we are collecting — from the world around us, including “the Internet of Things” devices, healthcare, and even astronomy. The more data we collect as a civilization, the more we will need people with the skills to make sense of the information — as well as for people to teach how to do just that.

Nevertheless, there is still a demand for traditional skills in math/ statistics. Common careers include the following:

The listed percentages refer to the BLS’s prediction of estimated job growth for each, for the period 2012-2022. The links go to the occupation profile pages in the BLS’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) Web pages.

In addition to those occupations, there are other careers that a person with a degree in math/ statistics might go into, including but not limited to air-traffic control, cryptography, economics analysis, financial analysis, financial planning, insurance data analysis, logistics analysis, teaching of math (multiple grade levels), mathematics modeling (business, chemistry, engineering, physics), population growth analysis, social issues analysis, software engineering, sports statistics, weather forecasting, and many more.