Mathematics - Online and Distance Education

Mathematics

 

How to Apply

Admissions Requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics online program, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • B.A. in accredited undergraduate mathematics program with a GPA ≥ 3.0/4.0 or an overall GPA ≥ 2.8 and a major GPA ≥ 3.0, or
  • Be a degree student in good standing in a NC State University graduate program.
Engineering Mathematics
Overall GPA > 3.0 > 2.8 > 3.0
Major GPA > 3.0
Pertinent Course GPA* > 3.0

*Courses include calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. 

Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be admitted provisionally based on relevant work experience and/or educational background. Students who are admitted provisionally must complete two of the courses required for the program with a grade of B or higher in each course in order obtain full admission. Contact the program coordinator Dr. Bevin Maultsby for details.

Applicants must submit:

  1. Final transcript of baccalaureate program
  2. Transcript of post baccalaureate course work
  3. Personal statement of reasons for pursuing the program

Current NC State graduate students may submit a copy of their graduate school application and a personal statement of reasons for pursuing the program.

Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be admitted provisionally based on relevant work experience and/or educational background. Students who are admitted provisionally must complete two of the courses required for the program with a grade of B or higher in each course in order obtain full admission. Contact the program coordinator Dr. Bevin Maultsby for details.

How to Apply for the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

Step 1: Apply to the online Graduate Certificate in Mathematics program

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. The Graduate School has its own criteria for admission, but the online Graduate Certificate in Mathematics program has specific admissions requirements as well.

For admission to the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics program, the department requires an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8 (based on a 4.0 scale) coupled with a 3.0 or higher in the undergraduate major, provided that the major is in an accredited mathematics or engineering program. Students not possessing degrees from accredited mathematical programs may still be considered for the program if they have completed suitable mathematics coursework in preparation for advanced coursework in mathematics.

For applicants whose native language is not English, minimum TOEFL score requirements on the internet-based test are a total score of at least 80 with minimum test scores of 18 each for listening, reading, writing and speaking.

You may submit your graduate application for the online certificate here.

You can check the status of your application at any time.

Time to completion: Students can finish in as little as 3 semesters. However, working professionals who wish to pursue the degree part-time may take as little as one course per semester as long as they complete the degree within 6 years.

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Step 2: Register for Classes

Once admitted, you will be provided with an NC State student ID, password, and username, which you will need to register for courses. You will also be assigned an advisor from the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Mathematics.

  • Visit the course listings webpage to peruse course descriptions. Should you have any questions, contact our online program coordinator.
  • Contact your advisor each semester to discuss your planned courses. Your advisor will lift your advising hold so that you can register.
  • Go to MyPackPortal to register for classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules.
  • Verify your schedule.

Step 3: Pay Your Tuition

Tuition information is here. You may visit the Cashier’s Office & Student Accounts website to complete the tuition payment process. All inquiries regarding payments and cost of tuition should be directed to the cashier’s office. Your tuition bill must be paid by its due date in order to hold your seat in your classes.

COURSEWORK

Not ready to enroll in the certificate yet? You can still take classes! Classes taken independent of a certificate or degree program may be used to satisfy continuing education requirements or, if approved, be applied toward a certificate or degree program in the future. Learn how to enroll in individual classes as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student.

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Application Deadlines

Entry SemesterApplication Deadlines and Details
FallJune 1
SpringNovember 1
Summer 1April 1
Summer 2April 1