Master of Science in Mathematics

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Thesis Option (Total of 36 semester credit hours)

30 semester credit hours course work
6 semester credit hours thesis

Non-thesis option (Total of 36 semester credit hours)

33 semester credit hours course work
3 semester credit hours professional paper

Special Requirements

A grade of ‘A’ or ‘B’ for courses to be counted toward the degree.

Cooperative Education

In order for coursework in Cooperative Education to be counted as degree credit, department approval must be received during the semester in which the course is taken. This approval is in addition to approval to enroll in Cooperative Education coursework. Cooperative Education coursework, as with any coursework, must also be approved by the student’s advisory committee in order to be included on the degree plan. Only three semester credit hours of Cooperative Education may be counted toward the Master’s degree.

Final Examination

A comprehensive written examination upon completion of the course work and an oral examination upon completion of the thesis or professional paper are required for all degrees.

Master of Science in Mathematics Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)

This is a 36 semester credit hour degree.  Students must choose either a thesis or professional paper option. Those choosing the thesis option must include MATH 5983 and MATH 5993. Students selecting the professional paper option must include MATH 5973 and an additional course from the following list. Substitutions may be made with permission from a mathematics advisor.

REQUIRED (6 SCH)
MATH 5513Matrix Algebra3
MATH 5543Symbolic Logic3
Choose six courses from:18
Advanced Calculus
Euclidean Geometry
History of Mathematics
Modern Geometry
Introduction to Number Theory
Logic, Sets, and Real Numbers
Differential Equations
Computer-Aided Mathematical Modeling
Choose two courses from:6
Theory of Probability and Statistics I
Theory of Probability and Statistics II
Statistical Methods I
Statistical Methods II
Required (6 SCH)
MATH 5983Thesis3
MATH 5993Thesis3
Total Semester Credit Hours36

Master of Science in Mathematics with a Statistical Emphasis Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)

This is a 36 hour degree. Students must choose either a thesis or professional paper option. Those choosing the thesis option must include MATH 5983 and MATH 5993. Students selecting the professional paper option must include MATH 5973 and an additional course from the folowing list. Substitutions may be made with permission from a mathematics advisor.

Required: (21 SCH)
MATH 5573Statistical Methods I3
MATH 5583Statistical Methods II3
MATH 5483Theory of Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 5493Theory of Probability and Statistics II3
CSCI 5663Statistical Programming3
MATH 5513Matrix Algebra3
MATH 5543Symbolic Logic3
Choose three courses from:9
Introduction to Number Theory
Logic, Sets, and Real Numbers
Computer-Aided Mathematical Modeling
Statistical Computer Packages
Statistical Packages II
Concepts of Data Warehousing and Data Mining
Required: (6 SCH)
MATH 5983Thesis3
MATH 5993Thesis3
Total Semester Credit Hours36