Master of Arts

Mathematics: General Program

Central to Creating Infinite Possibilities. 

CCSU’s MA in Mathematics: General program provides an abstract introduction to mathematics at an advanced level. This program is suitable for students wishing to improve their mathematics backgrounds before applying to doctoral programs, for candidates interested in teaching at the community-college level, and for high school teachers looking to broaden and deepen their understanding to advance their teaching. 

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August  
  • 33-credit program  
  • Attend full- or part-time  
  • Classes offered evenings on campus  
  • Follow and create analytic proofs involving abstract metric spaces with an understanding of groups, rings, and fields  
  • Independently investigate advanced topics in mathematics and present results to others in a clear way  
  • Financial aid is available  
  • No GMAT/GRE required 


Did You Know?

In May of 2020, the median annual wage for mathematicians was $110k.  Overall employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.  

What You'll Gain

  • Deep understanding of analytic arguments using such common notions as epsilon/delta, infinite sums, and limits, as well as considerations for more general spaces than the real numbers, such as spaces of functions  
  • Basic understanding of the measure of theory and the ability to use it to study the Lebesgue integral  
  • Deep understanding of basic algebraic and discrete notions, such as facts about vector spaces and counting arguments, and expand this to include ideas about rings and fields  
  • Basic understanding of Galois theory