Department of Mathematics
M.S. in Mathematics --- Description and Requirements
These requirements apply to students admitted Fall 2009 or earlier, so the set of people to whom these apply is not large. For current requirements, see this page.
Options and objectives
Candidates for the M.S. degree in Mathematics choose one of the following specializations:
- Pure Mathematics
- Probability and Statistics
Students who have not completed higher analysis or advanced calculus courses deemed equivalent to Math 32300, 32400, and 32500 will be required to complete this sequence immediately upon admission; students who have not completed a satisfactory course in linear algebra will be required to complete Math 34600 or its equivalent during their first semester. No credit toward the master's degree is given for any of these courses.
Candidates for the M.S. degree in Mathematics must choose one of the following two options:
|Option A: Pure Mathematics|
|Three B0000-level courses in Pure Mathematics||12 credits|
|Additional graduate courses in Mathematics||6-18 credits|
|Graduate courses in other mathematically based disciplines (requires the approval of the graduate advisor)||0-12 credits|
|Option B: Probability and Statistics|
|Three B0000-level courses in Probability and Statistics||12 credits|
|Two graduate courses in Computer Science (requires the approval of the graduate advisor)||6 credits|
|Additional graduate courses in Mathematics||6-12 credits|
|Graduate courses in other mathematically based disciplines||0-6 credits|
- Thesis: None required.
- Foreign Language Proficiency: None required.
- Comprehensive Examination: A written or oral examination is required on all or part of the work counting toward the degree, unless waived by the Graduate Advisor. Note that as of 2009, the degree awarded was M.A. Now the program awards M.S. degrees, even for students who were admitted to the earlier degree program and are just finishing now.