HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University will offer an online option for students wishing to pursue a master’s degree in mathematics.
The two-year hybrid program will begin in August 2016 and will allow students to participate remotely in the same graduate-level classes that are offered face-to-face, according to Dr. Michael Schroeder, assistant professor of mathematics in the university’s College of Science.
“In this hybrid program, students participate in class in real time using collaboration software over the Internet. Students can ask questions and interact with the class as it happens,” Schroeder said. “The hybrid master’s program will allow students to attend classes from home while still providing the opportunity to interact with other students and professors. More students need advanced degrees in order to get better paying jobs and obtaining a master’s degree is becoming more necessary.”
According to Schroeder, the master’s program can prepare students for careers using mathematics and statistics in business, industry, finance and actuarial fields; doctoral studies in mathematics, statistics, finance, business, science and engineering; and teaching at the secondary or postsecondary level.
“Students enrolled in the program will pay a tuition rate that is close to that of an in-state student, regardless of where they live,” Schroeder said. “They will need to have a reliable Internet connection and a computer with a microphone and webcam installed. The software used to attend class, Blackboard Collaborate, is included in the tuition cost and is available for all major computing platforms.”
For students who wish to begin in fall 2016, the application deadline is Aug. 10.
To learn more about the online master’s program or if you have questions about admission and modified tuition rates, visit www.marshall.edu/math/graduate/hybrid-program. Interested students may contact Schroeder at [email protected]