Applicants must have an appropriate undergraduate degree which includes a background in the following areas: linear algebra, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, and differential equations. The applicant should submit Graduate Record Examination test scores from the general exam.
The student must complete a program consisting of approved upper division and graduate level courses in a coherent package to bring the total number of units to at least 30.
It is well-documented that completing a graduate degree can significantly increase your life-time earning potential. However, when you are entering a graduate program, the financial aspects of continuing your education may seem overwhelming. This page is designed to give you necessary information on the financial support to complete your Masters degree in Math Modeling at Humboldt State.
For graduate "registration fees" (tuition) (in-state and out-of-state) please see the HSU Financial Services for their description of Registration and Tuition Fees. Typically, domestic out-of-state graduate students can establish residency in a year (for more information on establishing residency, visit the residency section of our Admissions site). (International students must continue to pay out-of-state fees.)
For some information on living expenses in the area (housing costs, transportation, etc.) please see visit our financial aid site.
Incoming students have the following sources of support:
Typically, our qualified graduate students (students with a mathematics undergraduate degree) are able to teach in the Mathematics Department either as Teaching Assistants in large courses or teach their own courses in the capacity of Teaching Associates. To apply for a TA-ship, you need to contact the Math Department Chair and submit [one letter] of recommendation testifying to your promise to be a good instructor. The TA-ships provide approximately $9000 annual salary (May 2009 figure) paid in 12 monthly increments for 15 hours or work (4 WTU).
In-state students who work as Teaching Assistants/Associates receive and in-state fee waiver in addition to their salary. Out-of-state students are eligible for an out-of-state tuition fee waiver. If granted, this out-of-state tuition fee waiver does not fully cover out- of-state tuition." This year was really limited, but in the past some students have had the majority of their fees covered.
The HSU Mathematics Department offers several scholarships each year. Graduate students are eligible to apply for the Latika Patel Scholarship.
Research funding is often available for some of our students. Email Dr. Bori Mazzag for info.)
Graduate Students may find useful information (collection of university- and system-wide funding opportunities) on the Research and Graduate Studies University Scholarship/Fellowship Information page.
All students should review information available from the Financial Aid website here at Humboldt State University.