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Graduation Requirements for Mathematics M.S.

Several policies should be noted for all tracks:

  • In order to count toward the credit requirements, a grade of C or better is required for those credits. In particular, courses which award a grade of CR (credit) do not count.
  • Mathematics courses cross-listed with undergraduate courses numbered under 4000 do not count. This includes but is not limited to:
    • MATH 5000 - History of Mathematics
    • MATH 5070 - Introduction to Number Theory
    • MATH 5110 - College Geometry
    • MATH 5200 - Applied Linear Algebra
    • MATH 5210 - Linear Algebra
    • MATH 5320 - Vector Analysis
  • The training course MATH 5120 College Mathematics Teaching for New Teaching Assistants does not count.
  • A maximum of 8 credits may be from non-regular courses such as thesis, project, or independent study. Subject to approval from the Graduate Chair.
  • The number of transfer credits is limited by university policy.
  • For requirements phrased in terms of courses, a course must be at least 3 credits and a grade of at least C is required.
  • If a required course is equivalent to one that a student took elsewhere, they may substitute any course for which the required course is a (direct or indirect) prerequisite.
  • Conferral of a master’s degree requires at least a B (3.0) grade point average (GPA) in those courses used to satisfy the requirements.
  • A thesis is optional.

Doctoral Preparation Track (MS3101)

  1. At least 40 graduate credit hours in mathematics.
  2. The core courses in two of the examination subjects in the doctoral program (PH3101).

Applied Track (MS3101)

  1. At least 40 graduate credit hours, of which at least 30 must be in mathematics and at least 6 must be from another department where mathematics is applied.
  2. At least 3 mathematics courses above 5999.
  3. MATH 5600 Introduction to Numerical Analysis.
  4. At least two of:
    • MATH 5530 Statistical Computing
    • MATH 5610 Introduction to Waves and Wavelets with Applications
    • MATH 5620 Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
    • MATH 5630 Discrete Modeling and Optimization
    • MATH 6640 Numerical Analysis: Linear Algebra
    • MATH 6650 Numerical Analysis: Approximation Methods
    • MATH 6660 Numerical Analysis: Differential Equations

Computational Track (MS3111)

  1. At least 40 graduate credit hours, of which at least 20 must be in mathematics and at least 15 must be in computer science.
  2. At least 3 courses above 5999 in mathematics or computer science, of which at least 1 must be in mathematics and at least 1 in computer science.
  3. MATH 5600 Introduction to Numerical Analysis.
  4. At least two of:
    • MATH 5530 Statistical Computing
    • MATH 5610 Introduction to Waves and Wavelets with Applications
    • MATH 5620 Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
    • MATH 5630 Discrete Modeling and Optimization
    • MATH 6640 Numerical Analysis: Linear Algebra
    • MATH 6650 Numerical Analysis: Approximation Methods
    • MATH 6660 Numerical Analysis: Differential Equations
  5. CS 5040 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  6. CS 5060 Computation Theory
  7. CS 5420 Operating Systems and Computer Architecture I

General Track (MS3101)

  1. At least 40 graduate credit hours in mathematics.
  2. At least 4 mathematics courses above 5999.

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