Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Mathematics, Masters of Science

Degree Requirements

The requirements for the master's degree in mathematics are as follows:

  1. Students must pass an oral proficiency examination on the fundamentals of mathematics during the third semester of the program.  This examination will be administered by the student’s graduate committee and this examination cannot be taken more than two times.
  2. A minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of graduate work. Some 400-level courses can be counted toward the master's degree, but at most two such courses.
  3. An acceptable thesis on the subject approved by both the Department of Mathematics and the Graduate School if the thesis option is selected.
  4. Other general University requirements

A student pursuing a Master of Science degree in mathematics is required to enroll in the following courses:

MATH 631Intro To The Found Of Math3
MATH 633Theory Functions Real Variable3
MATH 634Theory Functions Complex Var3
MATH 636Point Set Topology3
MATH 733Abstract Algebra3
Total Hours15

Math Electives

Choose three courses from:9
MATH 4xx
MATH 5xx
MATH 6xx
MATH 7xx
Total Hours9

math electives or thesis

Graduate Level Math courses or Thesis6
Total Hours6