The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers courses designed to provide students with knowledge in the mathematical sciences that is necessary to function and succeed in an increasingly complex, technological world.
Specifically, the department serves students who plan to:Oct Newsletter
  • major in mathematics, in computer sciences, or in other disciplines with mathematics requirements
  • enter graduate schools or professional schools of medicine or engineering
  • teach in elementary, middle, or secondary schools or in junior colleges
  • enter careers in business, industry, or government.
Programs in the department lead to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mathematics or Actuarial Science. Students choose one of
 the following concentrations if they major in Mathematics: Professional Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Minors are offered in Mathematics; in Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences; and in Statistics.
Additionally, the department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) with a major in Mathematics, and a minor in Mathematics at the graduate level. Five concentrations are offered under the MS: Actuarial Science, General Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Research Preparation. Two concentrations are offered under the MST: Middle Grade Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics. The department also offers courses in the Master of Science in Professional Science (MSPS) degree program in which students can choose a concentration in Biostatistics.   

Mathematics Grant Writers Recognized the MTSU Research Publication

The Spring 2023 publication of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs features our very own Dr. Mary Martin and Dr. Dovie Kimmins.  
Mary MartinDr. Martin is recognized as a gold medalist for her dedication to MTSU as a professor in the classroom and the contributions she has made through writing grants throughout her career.  Dr. Martin has been apart of bringing a total of $7.04 million of funding to MTSU's mathematics program. Click here to read the full article "Weaving a Web".
Dovie Kimmins
Dr. Kimmins, a graduate and faculty member since 1983, has helped to raise $2.5 million in grants during her career at MTSU. Dr. Kimmins has worked extensively with providing inservice for middle school math teachers helping them better serve the students that come into their classrooms.  Click here (page 50) to read the bronze medal winner exert on Dr. Kimmins.
The Mathematical Sciences Department received $3 million in grants last year in 2022 alone.  


Riverdale High School's Honors College visits MTSU

Riverdale High School’s Honors College visited MTSU on October 20th.  MTSU offered sessions in various fields of study.  The Mathematical Science Department held three sessions led by Dr. Chris Stephens.  The topic was Arithmetic Patterns in Integers.  The students were enthusiastic and actively engaged in testing Van Der Waerden’s Theorem established in 1927.  These bright and inquisitive Riverdale students had an opportunity to explore the idea that although many mathematical concepts that were established long ago still hold true today, unlike some other concepts, that there are so many more theorems to test and number patterns to explore.  

MTSU graduate math program boasts top-tier 

staff, outstanding alumni  

Dr. Hong

The Mathematical Sciences Department has made the MTSU News!!  Stephanie Wagner with MTSU News talks with Dr. Don Hong, the coordinator of the Actuarial and Financial Mathematics program, and discusses what he views as the key to helping students succeed in their course of study.  MTSU Alumni, Zoe Zhang and David Matthews, share how Dr. Hong and other faculty in the Mathematical Science Department helped them to achieve their goals and prepare them for the amazing careers they have now.  Read more...

Inaugural Tailgate

The Mathematical Sciences Department held an inaugural football tailgate on Friday, September 30th.  It was MTSU’s Blackout game against UTSA.  It was a beautiful fall day, and we had  lots of delicious food.  We had our tent set up in a prime spot in the grove to hear the rousing music of the band and a front row view of the Raider Walk.  Our faculty and students enjoyed the time together.  Although the Blue Raiders fell short of UTSA, there were lots of smiles, laughter, and fun had by all.



Are you struggling with your math courses?  Our tutors can help. 

MTSU offers free tutoring for a variety of mathematics courses.  Many of our tutors are GTA’s, and they love to teach and talk about math.  Come to KOM 252 to our Calculus Lab for help in Math 1630, 1720, 1730, 1810, 1910, 1920, and 3110.  Tutoring for MATH 1010, 1530, and 1710 is in KOM 124.  The hours for both tutoring labs are Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm, and Friday 10am-2pm.


2022 Raider RoundUp

Raider Roundup
Dr. Alyson Lischka and Dr. Chris Stephens led a group of 22 high school students in a competition for Raider Roundup, a MTSU Department of Agriculture event. This event included over 500 students from surrounding counties in various agriculture themed events.  Dr. Lischka and Dr. Stephens engaged students in an activity on measuring land area of irregular shaped plots of land.  The students worked cooperatively in groups to determine how to calculate the land area.  Prizes were given at the end of the day to the winners.


GTA's Dedicated to Student Success

GTA whole group

Our Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) work hard to help undergraduate MTSU students learn mathematics. They are guided by Dr. Jeremy Strayer and Dr. Rebecca Calahan, the department’s teaching and tutoring supervisors. 
GTAs are committed to the success of MTSU students—meeting early on Friday mornings to discuss the ins and outs of tutoring and teaching classes. They do all of this while enrolled in coursework in pursuit of their own graduate degrees.  They collaborate and discuss the teaching strategies they have used throughout the week. Graduate student William Cox said, “It’s wonderful to have a dedicated time to learn from each other.  I think it’s a great opportunity for us to share our trials and tribulations being first year teachers.




MTSU Department of Mathematical Sciences
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
Phone: (615) 898-2669
Fax: (615) 898-5422

32nd Cumberland Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing

Science Building

May 13-14, 2023