Texas Tech University


The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics is an online 18-hour certificate designed for anyone with a master's or doctoral degree who wants to increase mastery of mathematics, particularly in-service teachers who desire to teach dual credit in high school or teach at a junior college.

Program Overview

  • 18 credit hours
  • Most courses are offered online; however, some courses are only offered face-to-face in Lubbock.
  • Prerequisite: Master's or Doctoral degree and have completed Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and Linear Algebra with a passing grade.
  • Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Learn more about the difference between part-time and full-time. Student status.
  • Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year.

Application Process

Although there is no application deadline, potential students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least two months prior to projected initial enrollment.

  1. Complete the  Graduate Admissions application.
    • $60 initial application fee or $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program requests, or readmission requests).

    • Students who plan to pursue only the Mathematics Graduate Certificate and do not plan to earn a master's degree do not need to submit Graduate Records Exam (GRE) scores to the University.
    • Applicants must have official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended sent to Texas Tech University Graduate School.
    • International students must also submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to the Graduate School.
  2. Check the Applications tab in your Raiderlink for notification of a change in your admissions status.
    • If you are accepted to the Graduate School and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, you will work with an academic advisor to develop a degree plan.

Program Requirements

Certificate programs can be pursued independently or concurrently with a master's program. Most courses are offered online; however, some courses are only offered face-to-face in Lubbock, Texas. Get additional course information.

Required Courses: 18 hours (choose 6 classes from below)
Number Title Prerequisite Distance Offering
MATH 5364 Computer Literacy and Programming I


MATH 5365 Computer Literacy and Programming II Math 5364 Yes
MATH 5366 Introduction to Analysis I None Yes
MATH 5367 Introduction to Analysis II MATH 5366 Yes
MATH 5368 Abstract Algebra Applied I None Yes
MATH 5369 Abstract Algebra Applied II MATH 5368 Yes
MATH 5370 History of Mathematics None Yes
MATH 5371 Topology of the Real Line I None Yes
MATH 5372 Topology of the Real Line II MATH 5371 Yes
MATH 5375 Modern Geometry I None Yes
MATH 5376 Modern Geometry II MATH 5375 Yes
MATH 5377 Applied Mathematics I None Yes
MATH 5378 Applied Mathematics II None Yes

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of B-.

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in reporting courses, policies and other statements, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

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