Online Certificate of Mathematics

Post-baccalaureate studies at NC State provide excellent opportunities for practicing engineers, teachers and other mathematical professionals to stay well versed of advances in the field of mathematics. Our online Graduate Certificate in Mathematics program features online versions of courses offered at NC State, allowing you to complete the program entirely online.

Although not a graduate degree, this Graduate Certificate in Mathematics online program may satisfy many of your needs for professional development. Should you later decide that a formal graduate degree best suits your needs, then some course work from this program may transfer. However, successful completion of this program does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics online program, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • B.A. in accredited undergraduate mathematics program with a GPA ≥ 3.0/4.0 or an overall GPA ≥ 2.8 and a major GPA ≥ 3.0.
  • Be a degree student in good standing in a NC State University graduate program.
Engineering Mathematics
Overall GPA > 3.0 > 2.8 > 3.0
Major GPA > 3.0
Pertinent Course GPA* > 3.0

*Courses include calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. 

Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be admitted provisionally based on relevant work experience and/or educational background. Students who are admitted provisionally must complete two of the courses required for the program with a grade of B or higher in each course in order obtain full admission. Contact the program coordinator Dr. Bevin Maultsby for details.

Applicants must submit:

  1. Final transcript of baccalaureate program
  2. Transcript of post baccalaureate course work
  3. Personal statement of reasons for pursuing the program

Current NC State graduate students may submit a copy of their graduate school application and a personal statement of reasons for pursuing the program.

Approved Certificate Courses

The Graduate Certificate requires 12 credits of coursework from this list of approved classes.  At least 9 credits must be from courses at the 500 level or above.

  • MA 402 — Mathematics of Scientific Computing
  • MA 405 — Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MA 493 — Fundamentals of Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • MA 501 — Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists, I
  • MA 502 — Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists, II
  • MA 508 — Geometry for Secondary Teachers
  • MA 511 — Advanced Calculus I
  • MA 513 — Introduction to Complex Variables
  • MA 523 — Linear Transformation and Matrix Theory
  • MA 580 — Numerical Analysis, I
  • MA 591 — Special Topics

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Upcoming Deadlines

Certificate Programs

  • Apply by November 25th for Spring
  • Apply by March 25th for Summer I
  • Apply by May 10th for Summer II
  • Apply by June 25th for Fall

Applications may be considered past the deadline as space permits.

Tuition & Monthly Payment Plans

Tuition and fee information for the upcoming semester can be found on NC State's Online and Distance Education site. Current students may find their information on the Cashier's Office & Student Accounts website.

NC State offers a monthly payment plan.