Regional community colleges expect their faculty to have a strong background and credentials in mathematics at the graduate level. This program provides prospective and current college instructors with the experience and knowledge to understand and value prior accomplishments in the mathematical sciences, while supplying the training to develop the skills necessary for a meaningful contribution in college-level education.

Course location/delivery

This graduate certificate curriculum is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in mathematics or a related field and:

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


18 credit hours (6 courses) to be selected from the list below with a 3.0 GPA. A student may petition to substitute additional mathematics courses for those listed as certificate courses. Course substitutions must be approved by the certificate director and the Graduate School.

MAA 5306 - Introduction to Real Analysis (3)
MAA 5307 - Real Analysis (3)
MAA 5405 - Applied Complex Variables (3)
MAD 5305 - Introduction to Graph Theory (3)
MAD 6206 - Combinatorics I (3)
MAD 6207 - Combinatorics II (3)
MAS 5107 - Advanced Linear Algebra (3)
MAS 5125 - Number Theory (3)
MAS 5311 - Algebra I (3)
MAS 5312 - Algebra II (3)
MAT 5932 - Symbolic Computations in Mathematics (3)
MHF 5402 - Early History of Mathematics (3)
MHF 5405 - History of Modern Mathematics (3)
MAP 5345 - Applied Partial Differential Equations (3)
MTG 5316 - Topology I

Time Limit

The certificate program should be completed within three years.

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Dr. Xiang-Dong Hou

Brendan Nagle, Ph.D

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