Department of Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences Tennessee Technological University

Department of Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
August 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered


The Master's Degree Program in Mathematics

Pursuing a master's degree in mathematics from Tennessee Tech means gaining a strong background and understanding of how math is necessary to so much of the world. Students may write theses or expand their knowledge through additional classes. Whichever route students choose, the faculty members will be there to guide students along their paths.

Mathematics at Tennessee Tech

Mathematics is an interesting and dynamic field where discoveries are still being made. Armed with master's degrees from Tennessee Tech, students will be prepared to contribute new ideas and information, teach others, become actuaries, or pursue any number of other careers. Students with either undergraduate degrees in math or another field are welcomed into the graduate program.

The program is flexible, offering thesis and non-thesis options to help students along their career path. The faculty of mathematicians teaches not only the latest information in the field, but also helps students to track and map how math interacts with other fields including computer science, business, and the hard sciences. The faculty members will also help students to submit, publish and present their work at regional and national professional conferences.

Those skills will help students in their careers, and that can be proven. There are TTU math alumni working in national defense, hospital administration, NASA labs and space centers, and teaching in classrooms.


Applied Mathematics -- For students interested in ordinary and partial differential equations and numerical analysis. This concentration prepares students to pursue doctoral degrees in math, further graduate degrees in engineering, or to work in an industry applying mathematics to real-world problems.

Pure Mathematics -- For students looking to expand their knowledge of complex, functional, and real analysis; abstract algebra; topology; graph theory; and other fields. This concentration prepares students for further study or teaching positions.

Statistics -- For students looking to learn statistical theory and applications that prepare them for further study or for careers in business, government, or industry.


At Tennessee Tech, small class sizes mean that students get personal attention from all of their professors, not just their advisers. With more than a dozen faculty members, students have many sources for information and advice, both academically and professionally. The faculty members are active in their fields and have relationships with the National Science Foundation and other research organizations.

Graduate Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships -- A limited number of teaching assistantships may be available that include paid tuition and fees along with a monthly stipend in return for work teaching undergraduates. The responsibilities of teaching assistants include (but are not limited to) assisting faculty members with grading, teaching, and providing help sessions for students.

How to Get Started

Individuals interested in the mathematics graduate program can obtain additional information at the program's website or by emailing

For more information, students can visit

Location & Contact

Department of Mathematics

College of Arts and Sciences
Tennessee Technological University

North Dixie Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38505
United States

Dr. Allan Mills

Interim Chairperson

Phone: 931-372-3441
Fax: 931-372-6353

Mrs. Shelia Kendrick

Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Phone: 931-372-3808
Fax: 931-372-3497

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Mathematics Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 1
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 23
    • Accepted 15
    • Acceptance Rate 65
    • Enrolled 5
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $35
    • Application Fee - International $40
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 1st May 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 527 paper-based; 71 iBT), IELTS (minimum score 5.5), PTE (minimum score 48), or TOEIC (Test of English as an International Communication)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students17
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students17
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Full-time Percentage82%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian86%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown7%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty17
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage24%
    • Male Percentage76%