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EIU Master of Art in Mathematics

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Sign Up for MyEIU

Your MyEIU account is free and easy; all it takes is an email address to get started. You can even sign up via Facebook! Once you've logged into MyEIU, you can learn everything there is to know about Eastern and get information about everything the university has to offer — all tailored to your unique set of interests!

Apply to the Graduate School

All students can apply to the graduate school through MyEIU. The graduate school requires:

  • A complete online application
  • A copy of your official transcripts
  • A $30 application fee

Learn more about the Graduate School admissions process.

Apply to the Program

Application Procedure

After applying to the graduate school, students must submit the items below in order to complete the application process to our program.

  • submit GRE scores
  • two letters of recommendations (optional)
  • statement of purpose (optional)

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships are available for the M.A. program in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Graduate Assistants in the Mathematics M.A. program teach one course each semester which is usually Intermediate Algebra or College algebra. This teaching experience is beneficial and valuable for strengthening one's resume for either obtaining a teaching job or for progressing onto a Ph.D. program. The M.A. Mathematics Education option is a predominantly summer program with summer assistantships available. For more information about graduate assistantships at Eastern, please visit

Keep an Eye on Your Admission Status

You'll be able to keep tabs on the status of your application through MyEIU; you'll receive a message when you have been officially admitted to EIU!

Apply for an Assistantship

If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application.

Graduate assistantships are typically awarded in accordance with the academic year.

To apply for a graduate assistantship, go to


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Now you're ready for your first semester at Eastern! Welcome to the EIU family! We're glad to have you, and we're confident you'll be glad you came!

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Contact Information

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
(217) 581-2028

Marshall Lassak, Chair

Peter Wiles, Graduate Coordinator (Math Education)

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