The Master of Science in Mathematics is a thirty hour program, and it is designed to be completed with or without a thesis. The MS in Mathematics graduate program prepares students for two-year college teaching, careers in industry or government, and preparation for doctoral study.
The Department of Mathematics considers three factors in planning its program: (1) the mathematics activities in the academic mainstream of the United States; (2) the philosophy, aims and objectives of the University; and (3) the past experiences of the students enrolled. In its graduate program, the Department seeks to accomplish the following objectives:
The ultimate aim of the faculty in the Department of Mathematics is to prepare graduate students who are competent practitioners of mathematics and capable of serving as researchers, teachers, or applied mathematicians in various programs of industrial business and government.
In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, students entering the graduate program are expected to have the following admission requirements:
Applications cannot be evaluated until these requirements are met and the Graduate School receives the completed application. The entire admission process will be under the direction of the Graduate Faculty Committee in the Department of Mathematics and the Graduate Council in the Graduate School at the University.
The requirements for the master’s degree in mathematics are as follows:
A student pursuing a Master of Science degree in mathematics is required to enroll in the following courses:
|Math 631Math 633Math 634Math 636Math 733
|Choose three from:Math 4xxMath 5xxMath 6xxMath 7xx
|Math Electives or Thesis
|Graduate level math courses or thesis