Mathematics MS

The Department also offers a M.S. in Mathematics. The degree is suited for those with an undergraduate degree in mathematics. Those obtaining the degree may pursue careers in industry or enter a Ph.D. program in Mathematics.


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Requirements

Students admitted to the program, in full standing, should have the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in mathematics.

Mathematics Graduate Program Handbook

Pure Mathematics

Students in a pure mathematics track must complete each of the following three areas.

  • The following four courses:
    • Math 511 & 512: Analysis I & Analysis II
    • Math 521 & 522: Algebra I & Algebra II
  • Four additional courses chosen from the following:
    • Any 500 level or above math courses (except directed study, seminar, or research courses).
    • At most one approved undergraduate level math course.
  • One of the following options:
    • Thesis option: An acceptable thesis and oral defense.
    • Course only option: Two additional approved elective courses, one of which can be a directed study course.
  • Applied Mathematics

    Students in the applied mathematics track must complete each of the following three areas.

  • The following six courses:
    • Either Math 511 (Analysis I) or Math 512 (Analysis II)
    • Math 515: Numerical Analysis I
    • Math 516: Numerical Analysis II
    • Math 557: Partial Differential Equations I
    • Math 771: Numerical Optimization
    • Math 772: Numerical Partial Differential Equations
  • Two additional elective courses, chosen from the following list:
    • Math 511: Complex Analysis
    • Math 512: Real Analysis
    • Math 531: Graph Theory I
    • Math 532: Graph Theory II
    • Math 558: Partial Differential Equations II
    • Math 561: Matrix Analysis
    • Math 748: Advanced Partial Differential Equations
    • Math 789R: Any topics in Applied Math
    • CS 555: Parallel Processing
    • CS 561: Software Systems
  • Students may request an elective course not on the above list (for example, a course from another department). All requests must be approved by the Math DGS.
  • One of the following options:
    • Thesis option: An acceptable thesis and oral defense.
    • Course only option: Two additional courses chosen from the list in area (2) above.
  • Degree by Candidacy

    Students enrolled in the Mathematics PhD program may also obtain their Masters degree by Candidacy by completing the following requirements:

  • Completing the coursework required for the PhD degree.
  • Passing the written qualifying exams for the PhD degree.
  • Being admitted to candidacy.