Dec 03, 2020  
University Catalog 2020-2021 
    
University Catalog 2020-2021

Mathematics (MS)


CIP Code = 270101

The Mathematics and Statistics Program offers in-depth studies in algebra, analysis, differential equations, probability and statistics, applied mathematics, and computational mathematics.

In addition to the University requirements for admission, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with the equivalent of an undergraduate major in mathematics of not less than 30 semester hours. By the end of the first quarter of enrollment, the student is to choose one area of interest. An Advisory Committee that reflects the student’s major area of interest will then be appointed.

 

Mathematics Curriculum (MS)


Core Requirements


Students must take one course out of at least three of the following core areas.

Applied Mathematics: one of the following


Pure Mathematics: one of the following


Statistics: one of the following


Computing: one of the following


Total: 9 SCHs


Mathematics (MS) Thesis Option


(In addition to the courses above)

Electives


Five Courses (15 semester hours at 500 level or above) approved by the student’s advisory committee

(No more than six semester hours from Directed Study courses and no more than nine semester hours on the entire plan of study may be chosen from a related field if approved by the Advisory Committee.)

Total: 15 SCHs


Thesis


(The Thesis is a document that encompasses approximately fifty pages on a student’s research, and a defense in front of their committee.  MATH 555 may be taken for a few quarters.)

Total: 6 SCHs


Total: 21 SCHs


Total Required Semester Hours for Thesis Option: 30 SCHs


Mathematics (MS) Practicum Option


(in addition to the courses above)

Electives


Eight courses (24 semester hours) approved by the student’s advisory committee.  

(At least 15 semester hours need to be 500 level or above.  No more than six semester hours from Directed Study courses and no more than nine semester hours on the entire plan of study may be chosen from a related field if approved by the Advisory Committee.)

Total: 24 SCHs


Practicum


  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • The student’s Thesis or Practicum Committee must consist of their advisor, and at least two other Math faculty, all of whom must be Graduate Faculty.

Total: 3 SCHs


Total: 27 SCHs


Total Required Semester Hours for Practicum Option: 36 SCHs