This program is designed to increase competence in the core mathematical fields of algebra, topology, and analysis. The student will complete a project or thesis pertaining to an area of interest to the student under the direction of an advisor. If a student elects for the thesis or project option, submission of a written manuscript and an oral defense of their thesis work is required. If a student elects for the actuarial project option, they must pass two internal or external professional actuarial exams not already passed. The program is designed to prepare the student for creative professional work in mathematics, to teach mathematics at the post-secondary level, or for further study at the doctoral level.

MA511 Advanced Linear Algebra (4cr)

MA513 Analysis: Real and Complex (4cr)

MA516 Topology (4cr)

MA521 Topics in Algebra (4cr)

MA541 Topics in Geometry (4cr)

MA563 Topics in Analysis (4cr)

MA565 Topics in Foundations (4cr)

MA570 Mathematics Finance (4cr)

MA571 Probability (4cr)

MA595 Special Topics in Mathematics (4cr)

Option 1: Thesis in Mathematics - MA589 (4cr), MA599 (4cr)

Option 2: Project in Mathematics - MA589 (4cr), MA594 (4cr)

Option 3: Passing Two Actuarial Exams - MA580 (4cr), MA594 (4cr)

J.D. Phillips - Nonassociative Algebra, Loops, Quasigroups, Rings, Automated Theorem Provers

Linda Lawton - Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematical Logic

Joshua Thompson - Geometry, Topology, Topological Data Analysis

Bao Truong - Optimization, Generalized Differentiation, Variational Principles, Applications to Behavioral Sciences

Qinghong Zhang - Optimization, Semi-Infinite Programming, Semidefinite Programming, Completely Positive and Copositive Cones

Roxin Zhang - Optimization, Non-Convex Analysis

Daniel Rowe - Nonassociative Algebra, Representation Theory

Theses are published and freely available in the repository: NMU Commons

Jason Haskell:

MS Thesis, April 2022.

Anthony Webb:

MS Thesis, April 2022.

Ronald White:

MS Thesis, April 2022.

Josiah Schmidt:

MS Thesis, July 2021.

Andrea Clark:

MS Thesis, May 2021.

Erik Flinn:

MS Thesis, May 2021.

*Please submit forms electronically and utilize fillable .pdf features*

- Plan of Study - pdf
- MA580 (Study in Actuarial Math) - pdf
- MA589 (Research in Mathematics) - pdf
- MA594 (Project in Mathematics) - pdf
- MA599 (Thesis in Mathematics) - pdf
- Thesis/Project Proposal Form - pdf
- Thesis/Project Proposal Template - (tex, pdf)
**Thesis/Project Template**- (tex, pdf)- Thesis Advisor Checklist - pdf
- Thesis/Project Format Guidelines - pdf
- Submit your Thesis/Project to NMU Commons - link
- Verification of Final Project - pdf