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Graduate Courses

MSU Denver is now offering online graduate courses in Mathematics for the Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 semesters, with a target audience of non-degree seeking teachers of college/high school dual enrollment courses. 

Fall 2016: Algebra from an Advanced Perspective (MTHM 590C)

This course treats the traditional content of a College Algebra course from an advanced perspective. The course emphasizes connections between college algebra topics and more advanced mathematics. For example, when investigating quadratics in college algebra the tools used traditionally are from analytic geometry. In this course we consider the analytic geometry perspective and use formal proof methods to make connections between the two. (3 credits, online course) 

Fall 2016 classes begin Aug. 22 and end Dec. 10. 

For more information, contact Dr. Don Gilmore at or 303-556-5314

Spring 2017: Geometry from an Advanced Perspective (MTHM 590B)

This course treats the traditional content of an upper level geometry course through the lens of Felix Klein's Erlangen Program. The primary focus is on transformations of the plane both in the form of rigid motions and similarities. These transformations are explored on both the level of their usefulness as tools in proving theorems regarding geometric objects (triangles, circles, lines, etc.) and through Klein’s dictum of "a geometry is determined by its symmetry group." (3 credits, online course)

For more information, contact Dr. John Carter at or call 303-556-2902.

Summer 2017: Statistical Methods and Theory

Course Description: This is a course in the application and theory of statistical methods.  Topics include sampling, design of experiments, discrete and continuous random variables, sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing for means and proportions, chi-squared tests, and test for the slope in linear regression. (3 credits, online course)

For more information, contact Dr. Nels Grevstad, or call 303-556-8411.

Summer 2017: Numerical Methods and Graphing Calculators

For more information, contact Dr. Chris Harder, or call 303-556-6984

Fall 2017: Explorations in Abstract Algebra

Course Description: This graduate course is aimed at practicing K-12 and college teachers with at least an undergraduate background in mathematics who plan to teach college-level or dual-enrollment courses.  This course is a gentle introduction to the advanced mathematical subject of abstract algebra, which is one of the core subjects learned in a masters program or in the early stages of a Ph.D. program in mathematics. This introduction will be built through the lens of the pre-calculus level course college algebra, which the members of the target audience may be hoping to teach (or have already been teaching).  (3 credits, online course)

For more information, contact Dr. Mandi Schaeffer-Fry,

Admission To The Graduate Program

To apply, please visit to the Master’s Programs Admissions page at MSU Denver and fill out the graduate application. 

For late applications or more information on this graduate program, please contact one of the Graduate Coordinators listed below.


Check out our tuition rates.

Graduate Courses Coordinators  

Dr. Nels Grevstad

Dr. Mona Mocanasu

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