MS Program

The M.S. degree requires a minimum of thirty-four (34) hours of graduate work:

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours in mathematics or a science emphasis area-biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, and physics.
  • A minimum of three (3) semester hours in a related discipline
  • Six (6) semester hours in professional education (REF)
  • Seven (7) semester hours in science and mathematics education
  • Comprehensive written and oral exam or portfolio assessment conducted by a three-person graduate committee


USM General Degree Requirements

Portfolio Guidelines for Master's Student


Comprehensive Exam


Course Descriptions (pdf)


Admission Deadline:

We honor a rolling admission deadline. Applicants must complete the online application through the Graduate School and supply all necessary documentation. Graduate applications must complete the review process before the semester begins. Please review the academic calendar for class start dates.