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Graduate Certificate

Mathematics is the science of structure, order, and relation that has evolved from counting, measuring, and describing the shapes of objects. It deals with logical reasoning and quantitative calculation and is considered the underlying language of science.

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Mathematics offers graduate-level education in mathematics, including topics of analysis, algebra, topology, geometry, applications, probability, and statistics. The program is designed for students who want to prepare for admission to graduate studies at another institution, or for holders of a graduate degree in a discipline other than mathematics, who teach mathematics classes at the community-college level. The program is also open to high school teachers who want to obtain the qualification to teach advanced placement courses.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Mathematics prepares you for such careers as:

  • Mathematics teacher 
  • Mathematics instructor 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics, you must complete 18 credit hours.

NOTE: Prerequisites for most of the required courses include: MATH-M 215 Calculus I, MATH-M 216 Calculus II, MATH-M 311 Calculus III, MATH-M 393 Bridge to Abstract Mathematics, MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra, MATH-M 403 Modern Algebra, and MATH-M 413 Intro to Real Analysis.


  • MATH-M 501Survey of Algebra3 Credits
  • MATH-M 511Real Variables 13 Credits
  • MATH-M 512Real Variables 23 Credits
  • MATH-M 521Topology 13 Credits
  • MATH-M 522Topology 23 Credits
  • MATH-M 563Theory of Probability I 3 Credits
  • MATH-M 571Analysis of Numerical Methods I3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $293.85
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $881.55
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $434.07
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1302.21
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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