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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: $285.29
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $855.87
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $421.43
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1264.29
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.