2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (without addenda) 
    Sep 18, 2020  
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (without addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Examination Option, M.S.

Requirements for the Master of Science

Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics are required for admission to this program. Students with degrees in other fields may be admitted, possibly with undergraduate deficiencies, at the discretion of departmental advisers. Before beginning graduate studies, students are expected to have completed a one-year course in advanced calculus.

Thirty credits are required. Six credits may be devoted to a thesis.

Required (core) courses, 12 credits, 3 credits each:

All Options:

Minimum of 15 credits (total) in mathematics courses.

There are three options for incoming MS students of Mathematics:

By Examination Option:

Electives: 18 credits, possibly with up to 9 from approved sub-specialties in other departments.


Includes a comprehensive oral examination before the degree is awarded. Examinations cover the student’s program of study and are scheduled towards the end of the semester in which the work is completed.

Total: 30 Credits