345000MS: Non-thesis Option
345000MST: Thesis Option

Admission Requirements

In addition to the graduate application and official transcripts applicants must submit three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Goals: The program is designed to give students a solid foundation in graduate level mathematics, provide hands-on experience in problem-solving and the uses of technology, and to allow returning mathematics teachers to upgrade their qualifications.

Administration: Upon admission to the program, each student will undergo a review. Deficiencies in any mathematical area will add to the number of credits required for graduation. Core requirements already satisfied will be replaced by approved electives.

Program Requirements: A minimum of 30 graduate credits, after completion of any deficiency courses, are required.

Core requirements (18-19 credits):
3450:510 Advanced Linear Algebra 3
or
3450:513 Theory of Numbers 3

3450:512 Abstract Algebra II 3
3450:522 Advanced Calculus II 3

3450:621 Real Analysis 3
or
3450:625 Analytic Function Theory 3

3450:636 Advanced Combinatorics and Graph Theory 3

A statistics course selected from:
3470:550 Probability 3
3470:551 Theoretical Statistics I 3
3470:561 Applied Statistics 4
3470:651 Probability and Statistics 4

Thesis Option (minimum of 30 credits)
In addition to the placement review and core requirements, at least six credits of electives approved by the graduate advisor, three credits in 3450:692 Seminar in Mathematics, and three credits in 3450:699 Master’s Thesis must be completed.

Nonthesis Option (minimum of 30 credits)
In addition to the placement review and core requirements, at least eleven (or twelve) credits of electives approved by the graduate advisor must be completed.

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