Previous IU South Bend Campus Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins (bulletins prior to 2013-2014 are in PDF format only).

Online Only
PDF Copy

Contact Us

If you are seeking further information regarding specific programs, please contact individual departments.

For problems accessing information on this website, please contact Teresa Sheppard.

Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

Collaborative Online Degree

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU South Bend, IU, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics provides graduate-level instruction in mathematics to students interested in obtaining advanced skills and knowledge in this area.

These may include instructors of finite mathematics, calculus and other introductory college-level mathematics courses. The certificate curriculum provides the knowledge and expertise needed to integrate new mathematical concepts and approaches into teaching.

Of Special Interest for Dual-Credit and Community College Instructors

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses in mathematics to hold either a master's degree in mathematics or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework. 

  • If you hold a master's degree in a discipline other than mathematics, you can meet HLC standards by completing the 18 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Mathematics
  • If you plan to pursue the IU Online MAT in Mathematics, you may apply the 18 credit hours from the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics toward the master's degree.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree (Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics must hold either a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a bachelor's degree in education with a mathematics concentration or outside area, or two years secondary teaching experience in dual-credit mathematics.)
  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
To apply to this program: 

Complete an online application that includes:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. 250-word personal statement explaining background and reasons for entering the program

Certificate Requirements (18 cr.)

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Mathematics Core Courses (9 cr.)
  • Mathematics Elective Courses (9 cr.)

  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Course Requirements (18 cr.)
Requirement 1 | Breadth of Knowledge in Mathematical Areas of Finite Mathematics and Calculus (9 cr.)

Students choose courses from the following areas of study: algebra, analysis, topology and geometry, differential equations and applications, and probability and statistics.

Select three from the following:

Algebra | Students explore core applications of algebra, including group theory, ring theory, field theory, commutative and noncommutative algebra, number theory, and more.

  • MATH-T 601 Topics in Algebra

Analysis | Students will develop graduate-level knowledge in Analysis applications. Topics covered in this area include Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Fourier Analysis, and other topics in Analysis.

  • MATH-T 610 Topics in Analysis

Topology and Geometry | Students study essential concepts of topology and geometry, including Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, point set topology, differential topology, differential geometry, and more.

  • MATH-T 620 Topics in Topology/Geometry

Differential Equations and Applications | Students examine differential equations and applications, including numerical methods, mathematics of finance, graph theory, mathematical physics, and more.

  • MATH-T 640 Topics in Applications

Probability and Statistics | Students cover graduate-level knowledge of key concepts in probability and statistics.

  • MATH-T 650 Topics in Probability/Statistics

Requirement 2 | Electives in Finite Mathematics and Calculus (9 cr.)
  • Students complete three additional courses selected from among the certificate's five categories

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.