Mar 05, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2023-24 
    
Graduate Catalog 2023-24

Master of Arts in Mathematics (MTHM)


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Advisor: See Mathematics Office,
Room 3319, Everett Tower

The Master of Arts in Mathematics extends the student’s knowledge in the areas of algebra, real and complex analysis, applied mathematics, combinatorics, geometry, number theory, and topology. The program permits specialization in preparing for advanced study, and provides additional training for teachers of mathematics and students seeking employment in industry.

Admission Requirements

To gain admission to this program the student must have completed, with satisfactory grades, an undergraduate major in mathematics. This major must ordinarily include a course in modern algebra and a course in advanced calculus or real analysis. If the student’s undergraduate program in mathematics does not meet approved standards, the student may be required to elect additional courses or otherwise satisfy the requirements of the department. In addition, the student will prepare a written statement indicating (1) their preparation for the program and (2) their professional goals and purpose for seeking a graduate degree.

Program Requirements


The degree is available in both a non-thesis and a thesis option. Students wishing to transfer from one option to the other should discuss this with their advisor.

Non-thesis option


Complete a minimum of 30 hours with at least 24 hours in mathematics of approved course work, including:


(All of the following courses in the non-thesis option require a grade of “B” or better; or have had the equivalent prior to entering the program.)

Either:

Thesis option


Complete a minimum of twenty-six hours of approved course work


(All of the following courses in the thesis option require a grade of “B” or better; or have had the equivalent prior to entering the program.)

Either:

Choose three courses from the following:

Also, students must take MATH 7000 - Master’s Thesis (Credits: 6 hours needed) and successfully complete and defend an M.A. thesis.


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