Dec 06, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, MS

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The Master of Science degree, through an emphasis on the applications of mathematics and the acquisition of computational skills, focuses on careers in business, industry, and government.  


Admission Requirements  

The MS program in Mathematics does not have formal admission requirements other than those of the Graduate School. Admission, however, is competitive. The admissions committee reviews transcripts, letters of recommendation, and the candidate’s personal statement, seeking evidence of mastery in proof-based mathematics (such as analysis, topology, and modern algebra), the ability to craft mathematical proofs, and general mathematical maturity. 


Degree Requirements 

  • Students must complete 30 hours of graduate work in Mathematics and related areas. 

  • Of these 30 hours, students must have: 

  • At least 20 hours in Mathematics courses, 

  • At least 15 hours at the 600 level or above, with 

  • At least 12 hours in Mathematics courses at the 600 level or above.  

  • There is substantial flexibility in the courses a student may take for the MS degree. 

  • Students may select from Plan A (thesis option) or Plan B (non-thesis option). 

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