The online Master of Arts in Mathematics degree at App State

App State Online’s Master of Arts in Mathematics is a flexible, 100 percent online program designed to give you the disposition, skills and expertise needed to implement problem-based, technology-intensive and student-focused learning in your classroom.

Choose from two tracks: College Teaching or Secondary Teaching

This program follows the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) guidelines for faculty preparation if you want to teach in higher education or leads to a “M” level licensure for secondary grades.

More information on Mathematics


  • College Math Professor
  • High School Math Teacher

Degree details


  • The College Teaching concentration prepares you to teach in a higher education setting. Click for course information.
  • The Secondary Teaching concentration puts you on a path to teach math in high school. Click for course information.

(Not every course listed may be delivered to App State Online students, but you will be offered all courses required for the degree.)

Eligibility and application requirements


Applicants must:

Admissions Exam

GRE waivers are available if the applicant has an undergraduate degree with a major in mathematics, statistics or mathematics education; and GPA of a 3.2 or higher in undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses including calculus, linear algebra, proof-writing, analysis, probability, and statistical analysis.

No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.

Applicants who do not meet the criteria listed above will be required to take the official general GRE exam in accordance with Graduate School policy.

Application requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts (or evaluated transcripts for degrees and coursework earned outside of the United States) should be uploaded showing any completed degrees and coursework.
    Note: Official transcripts will be required prior to enrolling.
  • Three references
  • Application fee

Professional Licensure

Appalachian State programs that lead to a professional licensure or certificate are intended to prepare students for licensure or certification in North Carolina. Check the Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements in other states.

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