**Program Description**** | ****Admission | Degree Requirements** | **Courses**

# Program Description

The MS in Mathematics is a thirty-six hour program designed for students interested in pursuing doctoral study in mathematics or in pursuing careers in industry or business. Students take courses in algebra, analysis, topology, complex analysis, linear algebra, and discrete mathematics. The program may be completed with or without a thesis.

**Admission**

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in Mathematics must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Studies:

- A Graduate Studies Application with the application fee
- Official transcript(s) of all previous college work
- Official GRE scores
- Three letters of recommendation from the Mathematics or Statistics faculty at the student’s undergraduate degree-granting institution.

An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred for admission into the Mathematics program. However, GPA and GRE scores do not constitute the primary criteria for admission. Based on a review of an applicant's undergraduate transcript, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics may require completion of undergraduate stem courses as a condition for admission.

**Degree Requirements**

The degree requires a minimum of thirty-six hours of graduate credit. A comprehensive examination in three subjects is administered by the Mathematics Graduate Committee at the beginning of the second year of the program. Requirements specified in the degree plans are subject to minor modification by the department. To ensure a balanced program, all electives must be approved by the department chair or an authorized representative of the graduate Mathematics faculty.

**Plan 1 - MS in Mathematics** (Thesis)

Item |
Requirement |
Options |
HoursRequired |

1 | Specified Courses |
Choose MTH 633 <MATH 6333> Foundations of Analysis Iall from:MTH 634 <MATH 6334> Foundations of Analysis II MTH 635 <MATH 6335> Algebra I MTH 636 <MATH 6336> Algebra II MTH 597 <MATH 5397> Discrete Mathematics MTH 632 <MATH 6332> Introduction to Topology MTH 668 <MATH 6368> Numerical Linear Algebra MTH 679 <MATH 6379> Functions of a Complex Variable |
24 |

2 | Electives |
Choose Graduate courses in MATHtwo from:^{1} |
6 |

3 | Thesis | Choose MTH 698 <MATH 6398> Research and Thesisall from:MTH 699 <MATH 6399> Research and Thesis |
6 |

TOTAL |
36 |

Notes: |

^{1} |
Selections must be made in consultation with the Graduate Advisor. |

**Plan 2 - MS in Mathematics** (Non-thesis)

Item |
Requirement |
Options |
HoursRequired |

1 | Specified Courses |
Choose MTH 633 <MATH 6333> Foundations of Analysis Iall from:MTH 634 <MATH 6334> Foundations of Analysis II MTH 635 <MATH 6335> Algebra I MTH 636 <MATH 6336> Algebra II MTH 597 <MATH 5397> Discrete Mathematics MTH 632 <MATH 6332> Introduction to Topology MTH 668 <MATH 6368> Numerical Linear Algebra MTH 679 <MATH 6379> Functions of a Complex Variable STA 561 <STAT 5361> Theory and Applications of Probability MTH 698 <MATH 6398> Research and Thesis |
30 |

2 | Electives |
Choose Graduate courses in MATHtwo from:^{1} |
6 |

TOTAL |
36 |

Notes: |

^{1} |
Selections must be made in consultation with the Graduate Advisor. |

# Courses

**Senior Courses Open to Graduate
Students
**With departmental approval, a maximum of six hours of the
following senior (4000-level) courses may be taken for graduate credit toward
the MS in Mathematics.

MTH 466 <MATH 4366> Elementary Analysis |

MTH 476 <MATH 4376> Topics in Applied Mathematics I |

MTH 477 <MATH 4377> Algebraic Structures |