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Mathematics Graduate Certificate – Courses & Requirements

This certificate is offered during two consecutive Summers.

  • An online course will be delivered for four weeks each June through synchronous (scheduled) course sessions, where instructors and students "meet" online at the same time using videoconferencing software. The synchronous sessions will last 2.5 hours and are typically held Monday through Thursday.
  • Two additional courses will be delivered in a hybrid format each July. These courses will be mostly online (with similar synchronous sessions as noted above), plus a visit to UNC campus for four days in July. The typical schedule for this on-campus week is Monday through Thursday, with one course in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
  • Mathematics graduate courses are also occasionally offered online during Fall and Spring term. Please work with your advisor after you are admitted if you would be interested in these additional offerings.

Course of Study

Completion of this certificate requires 18 credit hours. For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Students page. Note: the Current Students page is for students in this program and those in the Mathematics MA: Teaching Emphasis program.

Required Courses (9 Hours)

Take three of the following four courses:

MATH 534 Continuous Mathematics (3)

MATH 543 Modern Geometry (3)

MATH 550 Applied Probability and Statistics (3)

MATH 591 Abstract Algebra and Number Theory (3)

Elective Courses (9 Hours)

Taking all four courses from the required courses section above would allow one course to count for three of your elective hours. Other recommended graduate course options include:

MATH 520 Functions and Equations (3)

MATH 528 Discrete Mathematics (3)

MATH 529 Mathematical Problem Solving (3)

MATH 537 Mathematical Modeling (3)

MATH 599 Mathematics Action Research Project Seminar (3)


For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog. Please note that additional course options may be listed in the catalog description that are no longer offered.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
Just over 1 year - courses two Summers in a row
$520/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Jodie Novak, PhD


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