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Mathematics, Graduate Certificate

Learn to integrate new mathematical concepts and approaches into your teaching with the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics from IU Online. Advance and enhance your education career with this fully online, flexible program designed to work with your schedule.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 18

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $332.44

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $491.08

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Degree Overview

As a student in the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics, you’ll get graduate-level instruction in various mathematical topics. You’ll choose courses from the following areas of study: algebra, analysis, typology and geometry, differential equations and applications, and probability and statistics. This program may be of special interest to instructors of finite mathematics, calculus, and other college-level mathematics courses.


You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

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 of 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 I semester: May 1

Summer II semester: Jun 15

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 M.A.T. 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)


Core Classes for the Mathematics Graduate Certificate
Course Number Course Name Credits

MATH-T 601

Topics in Algebra

3 Credits

MATH-T 610

Topics in Analysis

3 Credits

MATH-T 620

Topics in Topology-Geometry

3 Credits

MATH-T 640

Topics in Applications

3 Credits

MATH-T 650

Topics in Probability-Statistics

3 Credits

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