The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics is an online 18-hour certificate designed for anyone with a master's or doctoral degree who wants to increase mastery of mathematics, particularly in-service teachers who desire to teach dual credit in high school or teach at a junior college.
- 18 credit hours
- Most courses are offered online; however, some courses are only offered face-to-face in Lubbock.
- Prerequisite: Master's or Doctoral degree and have completed Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and Linear Algebra with a passing grade.
- Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual.
- Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year.
Although there is no application deadline, potential students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least two months prior to projected initial enrollment.
1. Complete the ApplyTexas application.
- When asked to select your major, you will choose Graduate Certificate Program.
- When asked to indicate your major area of interest/specialty, type Mathematics.
- When asked what degree you will seek, choose Certification.
- In the Custom Questions section of the application, be sure to choose Mathematics from the list of available Graduate Certificate programs.
2. Complete additional application as outlined by the Texas Tech University Graduate School.
- $60 initial application fee or $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program requests, or readmission requests).
- Students who plan to pursue only the Mathematics Graduate Certificate and do not plan to earn a master's degree do not need to submit Graduate Records Exam (GRE) scores to the University.
- Applicants must have official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended sent to Texas Tech University Graduate School.
- International students must also submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to the Graduate School.
3. Check the Applications tab in your Raiderlink for notification of a change in your admissions status.
- If you are accepted to the Graduate School and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, you will work with an academic advisor to develop a degree plan.
Certificate programs can be pursued independently or concurrently with a master's program. Most courses are offered online; however, some courses are only offered face-to-face in Lubbock, Texas.
Required Courses: 18 hours (choose 6 classes from below)
All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of B-.
While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in reporting courses, policies and other statements, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.
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