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Mathematics – Graduate Degree

As a result of Western Carolina University's program prioritization process, the M.S., M.A.T. and the M.A.Ed. in Mathematics have been scheduled for discontinuation. If you have general concerns and questions, information can be found on the Program Prioritization webpage at or you can also contact the program director or the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at 828-227-7245.

Degrees Offered: Applied - Master of Science (M.S.); Two-Year College Teaching - Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.); Secondary - Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

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Program Description: The mathematics programs feature small classes and the opportunity to work closely with faculty members who are specialists in the field of pure and applied mathematics, computer science, statistics, and education.

Faculty research interests are in the areas of number theory, differential equations, combinatorics, graph theory, applied statistics, inverse problems, computer systems, and learning theory.


Locations of Course Offerings: Cullowhee and Biltmore Park

Admission Requirements:

  • Graduate School Admission Requirements
  • Program Admission Requirements
    • GRE General Exam
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • M.A.Ed. applicants must hold or be eligible for the North Carolina "A" license in mathematics.

Application Deadline: None

Prerequisites: None

Number of Graduate Faculty: 9

Number of Students: 9


Graduate Program Director:

For the MAEd and MAT Mathematics program:
Dr. Axelle Faughn
Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

For the MS Applied Mathematics program:
Dr. Mark Budden
Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences




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