MS Math and Computer Science Degree with Mathematics Concentration
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers two programs of study leading to the Master of Science in Mathematics: a concentration in pure mathematics and a concentration in applied mathematics. The two programs for the Master of Science in Mathematics provide a broad base of formal course work and research in mathematics with the depth required for further graduate study or careers in industry or government. Students who anticipate further studies in a Ph.D. program should elect either the concentration in pure or applied mathematics, according to their interests and academic goals. Students seeking career opportunities in industry normally complete the program concentration in applied mathematics.
North Carolina Central University (NCCU), a state-supported liberal arts institution, was chartered in 1909 as a private institution and opened to students on July 10, 1910. It was founded by Dr. James E. Shepard. NCCU was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as an “A” class institution in 1937 and was admitted to membership in that association in 1957. The General Assembly of 1939 authorized the establishment of graduate work in liberal arts and the professions. Pursuant thereto, graduate courses in the Arts and Sciences were first offered in that same year; the School of Law began operation in 1940, and the School of Library Science was established in 1941.
The School of Graduate Studies at NCCU is organized by subject matter departments which offer graduate instruction leading to advanced degrees. The School of Graduate Studies confers degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Education, School of Library and Information Sciences, and School of Law. The College of Arts and Sciences includes programs in the liberal arts and in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.
The mission of the School of Graduate Studies is to provide world-class education and to produce leaders that are culturally sensitive and engaged in their respective fields of study.