Master of Science in Mathematics

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

Only courses in which a student achieved a grade of B or better may 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 coursework 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 with all coursework approved by a departmental advisor. 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 approved by an advisor. Substitutions may be made with permission from a mathematics advisor.

Master of Science in Mathematics with an Applied Mathematics Emphasis Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)

Required Courses:
MATH 5033Advanced Calculus3
MATH 5513Matrix Algebra3
MATH 5523Introduction to Number Theory3
MATH 5593Differential Equations3
MATH 5833Computer-Aided Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 5873Real Analysis and Topology3
MATH 5883Algebraic Geometry3
Choose three of the following:9
History of Mathematics
Theory of Probability and Statistics I
Theory of Probability and Statistics II
Statistical Methods I
Statistical Methods II
Applied Statistics and Convex Optimization
Statistical Programming
Required6
Thesis
and Thesis
OR
Professional Paper (and an additional approved 3 SCH course)
Total Semester Credit Hours36

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

Required:
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
Advanced Calculus
Euclidean Geometry
History of Mathematics
Introduction to Number Theory
Differential Equations
Computer-Aided Mathematical Modeling
Applied Statistics and Convex Optimization
Real Analysis and Topology
Statistical Computer Packages
Statistical Packages II
Concepts of Data Warehousing and Data Mining
Required:6
Thesis
and Thesis
OR
Professional Paper (and an additional approved 3 SCH course)
Total Semester Credit Hours36