Degree of M.S. in Mathematics
Information concerning the degree of MA can be found in the Graduate Program Rules (2011). The following is a brief summary of the degree requirements:
Candidates for the MA degree will be required to take at least 30 credits in courses: 12 credits for the core courses of the first year.
Pure Mathematics Option
|MATH 6201||Modern Algebra||3|
|MATH 6261||Real Variables I||3|
|MATH 6301||Complex Variables||3|
|MATH 6540||Introduction to Topology||3|
|MATH 6800||Graduate Seminar||3|
Applied Mathematics Option (30 credits)
|MATH 6601||Probability and Statistics I||3|
|MATH 6681||Data Structures I||3|
|MATH 6680||Computational Analysis|
|or MATH 6881||Linear Programming|
|or MATH 6882||Nonlinear Programming||3|
|MATH 6700||Projects in Applied Mathematics||3|
Beginning with the third year, MS students will be required to register in a master’s seminar. Students in the Pure Mathematics option must register in MATH 6800. Students in the Applied Mathematics option must register in MATH 6700.
Students must take written quafifying examinations.
The students interested in qualifying for the MS. degree have two options:
- They may take the same examinations as administered to PhD. students, and may receive a masters level pass (if unsuccessful at the doctoral level). These students have three consecutive opportunities to pass three exams at the
- They may take the masters qualifying examinations, that will test basic knowledge in several general areas determined by their chosen option:
- Pure Mathematics: (i) Algebra (MATH 6201); (ii) Real Analysis (MATH 6261) (iii) Complex Analysis (MATH 6301); (iv) Topology (MATH 6540).
- Applied Mathematics: Probability
and Statistics (MATH 6601 and MATH 6602);
(ii) Computationai Analysis I (MATH 6680), Linear Programming (MATH
6881), Optimization (MATH 6882)
(iii) Data Structures I (MATH 668l), Algorithms (MATH 6682)
The qualifying examinations will be offered twice yearly. Regular students in
The MS program must take the examinations as soon as possible and no later than the fouxth Semester of graduate studies.
Students must confirm their request to take the exams at the
Graduate Program Office on or before the official deadline.
Exams will not be offered in a subject area for which no
petitions are registered by the above deadline.
MA Degree – Syllabi and Old exams
Detailed syllabi may be requested in the Office of Graduate Studies of the Department of Mathematics.