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Degree Requirements


A minimum of 30 credits is required. The following requirements apply to these 30 credits:

  • Six (6) of these credits must be at the 500-level.
  • At least six (6) credits must be in professional courses in education. (The six credits in education courses may also be the six 500-level credits.)
  • At least 20 credits must be in mathematics and statistics. These courses may be at the 300-, 400-, or 500-level, including 300-level courses in mathematics and statistics if they are part of the logical sequence of study.

MAT students are appointed a supervisory committee consisting of an advisor from the mathematics faculty and a member of the education faculty. This committee will approve a study plan of courses for the M.A.T. degree.

  • See the Courses Available for a list of currently-available video and web courses that can be used towards the M.A.T., as well as a brief description of how the video format for mathematics courses works.
  • See Designing a Study Plan for answers to common questions about study plans ("Can I transfer previous work to this degree program?" "How do I get a supervisory committee appointed?", etc.)

Comprehensive Exam

At the conclusion of the M.A.T. coursework, a student must satisfactorily pass a three-hour written comprehensive exam covering mathematics courses from their study plan. For distance education students, proctoring arrangements for the exam may be made so that it will not be necessary to come to Moscow for the exam. See Planning for Graduation for more information.

GPA Requirement

You must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 in your graduate courses in order to graduate with your degree. Any semester in which your GPA is below 3.0 will result in being placed on probation, and two consecutive semesters of GPA below 3.0 results in removal from the degree program.


Physical Address:
Brink Hall 300

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1103
Moscow, ID 83844-1103

Phone: 208-885-6742

Fax: 208-885-5843


Web: Department of Mathematics