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Master of Science in Mathematics Course & Exam Requirements

Traditional Mathematics Masters Program

Required Course Descriptions


Math 520 Applied Analysis I

Math 521 Applied Analysis II

Math 530 Discrete Mathematics with Applications I

Math 531 Discrete Mathematics with Applications II

Math 540 Topology I

Math 541 Topology II

Math 548 Transition to Graduate Mathematics

Math 550 Measure Theory (requires first passing the Analysis Preliminary Exam)

Math 560 Field Theory

Math 561 Graduate Algebra (requires first passing the Algebra Preliminary Exam)

 

Typical Curriculum Flowchart

With thesis Fall Winter Spring
Year 1
  • Math 530
  • Math 548
  • Math 531
  • Math 520 or Math 540
  • Math 560
  • Math 521 or 541
Year 2
  • Math 561
  • Math 550
  • Math 599
  • Math 520 or Math 540
  • Math 599
  • Math 521 or Math 541
  • Math 599
Without thesis Fall Winter Spring
Year 1
  • Math 530
  • Math 548
  • Math 531
  • Math 520 or Math 540
  • Math 560
  • Math 521 or 541
Year 2
  • Math 561
  • Math 550
  • Math 520 or Math 540
  • Elective*
  • Math 521 or Math 541
  • Elective*

*Mathematical Sciences Electives

Five additional units at the 400 or 500 level as approved by the Graduate Committee

Specialization in Applied Mathematics

Required Course Descriptions


Math 476 Special Topics in Applied Mathematics

Math 502 Methods of Applied Mathematics 2

Math 520 Applied Analysis I

Math 521 Applied Analysis II

Math 530 Discrete Mathematics with Applications I

Math 531 Discrete Mathematics with Applications II

Math 548 Transition to Graduate Mathematics

Math 550 Measure Theory (requires first passing the Analysis Preliminary Exam)

Math 561 Graduate Algebra (requires first passing the Algebra Preliminary Exam)

 

Typical Curriculum Flowchart

  Fall Winter Spring
Year 1
  • Math 530
  • Math 548
  • Math 531
  • Math 502
  • Math 476
  • Elective*
Year 2
  • Math 550
  • Math 561
  • Math 520
  • Elective*
  • Math 521
  • Elective*
*Mathematical Sciences Electives
Nine additional units at the 400 or 500 level as approved by the Graduate Committee (Math 599 Thesis class is three units each)

 

Exam Requirements


Preliminary written examinations are required in the areas of undergraduate analysis and algebra. Comprehensive oral examinations are also required that cover graduate analysis, graduate algebra and a third approved topic. The written examinations are usually completed by the end of the first year and the orals are taken in the last quarter of study.

 

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