
Graduate Program: Information

Math Department Forms
The following forms will be required at various times during the pursuit of
your M.S. degree in the Math Department:
 Preliminary Thesis Presentation PDF PS (this is
an internal Math Department form)
 "Application for a Math Department Assistantship" form PDF PS (this is an
internal Math Department form)
 "Checklist for Math Graduate Students" PDF PS (this includes
a list of tasks which must be completed to obtain an MS degree in math)
 Schedule of graduate class offerings for the next few years (to be used in
filling out your "Plan of Study" form) PDF PS
 "Department of Mathematics & Statistics Rubric for Papers and Oral Presentations": Beginning in Fall 2012, a detailed analysis of oral presentations was initiated and required as part of a data gathering project. The following form must be completed by each member of a master's thesis committee following the presentation. The thesis committee chair is to collect the forms and deliver them to the department chair and provide a copy to the graduate coordinator. The form is currently only available in Word.
Important Dates For important dates,
check out the Graduate
Schools list of dates.
Interdisciplinary Work Recently,
Math Department graduate students have enjoyed a degree of success doing their
thesis research on a topic which includes math as well as a related area.
Examples include:
 Optimization Problems in Hilbert Space with POSS Complexes, by
John Corn. This is thesis codirected by members of the Math Department (Bob
Gardner) and the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geology (Frank
Hagelberg). This combined math, physics, and quantum chemistry.
 Methods for the Analysis of Developmental Respiration Patterns,
by Justin Peyton. This is a thesis codirected by member of the Math Department
(Edith Seier) and the Department of Biological Sciences (Karl Joplin). This
combined a number of areas of math (statistics, numerical analysis, splines,
regression) and biology (respiration in the pupation of fly larvae).
Diversity The ETSU math graduate
program has enjoyed a high degree of diversity. Recently (since 2007) we have
had:
 graduate students from Nepal, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Vietnam,
Mexico, Iran, Jamaica/Canada, Costa Rica, Ukraine, China, and Bangledesh,
 African American students (both male and females) and Native American
students,
 students with undergraduate degrees from Michigan, Maryland, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and
Missouri (though, most of our domestic graduate students are from either
Tennessee or Virginia).
Last updated: March 8, 2020.



