Mathematics, M.S.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 32

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 32

Program Code: M671

Required Courses

Degree coursework must include at least two courses taken at the 4000 level or higher, from outside the mathematics department, which use mathematics beyond elementary calculus.

Thesis Option

Required Course
MATH 5103Mathematical Models3
Core Courses
Choose one Statistics course3
Choose one Numerical Analysis or Computer Science course3
Choose two Abstract Mathematics courses6
Choose two Applied Mathematics courses2-6
MATH 5980Research for Master's Thesis2
Electives
Choose additional hours, selected in consultation with the student's advisor and committee, to bring total applicable hours to 329-13
Total Credit Hours32

Non-Thesis Option

Required Course
MATH 5103Mathematical Models3
Core Courses
Choose one Statistics course3
Choose one Numerical Analysis or Computer Science course3
Choose two Abstract Mathematics courses6
Choose two Applied Mathematics courses2-6
Electives
Choose additional hours, selected in consultation with the student's advisor and committee, to bring total applicable hours to 3211-15
Total Credit Hours32

Notes

  • Each student not writing a thesis will pass a comprehensive examination over material to be determined by the Applied Math Committee.
  • A maximum of 9 hours of coursework outside the Mathematics department can be applied to the degree.
  • No course below the 4000 level can be applied to the degree.
  • No more than 9 hours of coursework in Mathematics can be below the 5000 level, and at most 12 hours of G4000 level coursework total.
  • Twelve hours must be in the Mathematics department at the 5000 level or higher.

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.