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Graduate Certificate

How you benefit

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics provides graduate-level instruction in algebra, analysis, geometry, differential equations and applications, and statistics.

This program may be of special interest to instructors of finite mathematics, calculus and other introductory college-level mathematics courses. Learn to integrate new mathematical concepts and approaches into teaching.

What you study

You choose courses from the following areas of study: algebra, analysis, typology and geometry, differential equations and applications, and probability and statistics.


Explore core applications of algebra, including group theory, ring theory, field theory, commutative and noncommutative algebra, number theory, and more.


Study topics in analysis application, including real analysis, complex analysis, Fourier analysis, and more.

Topology and Geometry

Study essential concepts of topology and geometry, including Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, point set topology, differential topology, differential geometry, and more.

Differential Equations and Applications  

Examine differential equations and applications, including numerical methods, mathematics of finance, graph theory, mathematical physics, and more.

Probability and Statistics 

Gain graduate-level knowledge of key concepts in probability and statistics.

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. 

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The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses in mathematics to hold either a master's degree in mathematics or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.

  • If you hold a master's degree in a discipline other than mathematics, you can meet HLC standards by completing the 18 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Mathematics
  • If you plan to pursue the IU Online MAT in Mathematics, you may apply the 18 credit hours from the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics toward the master's degree.

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics, you must complete 18 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Mathematics core courses (9 credit hours)
  • Mathematics elective courses (9 credit hours)

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

    Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics must hold either a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a bachelor's degree in education with a mathematics concentration or outside area, or two years secondary teaching experience in dual-credit mathematics.

  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes: 
  • Official transcripts
  • 250-word personal statement explaining background and reasons for entering the program
Application Dates

Fall semester: Aug 1

Spring semester: Jan 1

Summer 1 semester: May 1

Summer 2 semester: Jun 15

MATH-T 601Topics in Algebra3 Credits
MATH-T 610Topics in Analysis3 Credits
MATH-T 620Topics in Topology-Geometry3 Credits
MATH-T 640Topics in Applications3 Credits
MATH-T 650Topics in Probability-Statistics3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $322.76
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $968.28

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $476.78
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1,430.34
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