The Master of Arts in Mathematics degree requires at least 36 approved credit hours. Students must meet the following requirements:
In addition to these degree-specific requirements, graduates must meet the general graduation requirements of the Graduate College, which are listed in the section "Graduation Requirements for Master's Degree" in the Graduate Catalog.
Students with sufficient preparation should expect to take four semesters to complete the degree, if the first semester of graduate study is in the fall.
First Fall | First Spring |
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MTH 527: Advanced Calculus 1 (3 hours) | MTH 528: Advanced Calculus 2 (3 hours) |
MTH 545: Probability and Statistics 1 (3 hours) | MTH 546: Probability and Statistics 2 (3 hours) |
MTH 550: Modern Algebra 1 (3 hours) | MTH 552: Modern Algebra 2 (3 hours) |
Second Fall | Second Spring |
600-level MTH Course (3 hours) | 600-level MTH Course (3 hours) |
600-level MTH Course (3 hours) | 600-level MTH Course (3 hours) |
600-level MTH Course (3 hours) | 600-level MTH Course (3 hours) |
Thesis hours (optional) | Thesis hours (optional) |
Students who have taken classes equivalent to MTH 528, 546, or 552 may receive an exemption from the Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies. Students who do not have the necessary background for 500-level coursework may be required to take preparatory classes, which may require additional semesters of coursework.
Students have the option of writing and defending a master's thesis, or taking a comprehensive oral examination.
The Area of Emphasis in Statistics is an optional addition to the Masters of Arts in Mathematics degree. To earn the Area of Emphasis, a student must satisfy the requirements for the Masters of Arts in Mathematics as well as the following additional requirements.
The Department of Mathematics also offers a Graduate Minor in Mathematics for students majoring in other subjects. This minor is earned by taking at least 6 credit hours in courses at the 500 level or higher in Mathematics as approved by the student's advisor and the Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies.
This page is an unofficial summary of degree requirements. The official requirements are described in the most current Graduate Catalog. Students should consult their advisor when deciding on a plan of study.