# M.S. in Mathematical Sciences

The program has a history of successfully preparing students for doctoral studies as well as for positions in industry and teaching.

Each student’s program is designed individually to meet the student’s interests and goals.

### Departmental Requirements

For the MS degree, both thesis and non-thesis options are available. The thesis option requires 24 semester hours of coursework plus the completion of the six-semester-hour thesis. The non-thesis option requires 36 semester hours of coursework including MATH 5396 or STAT 5396. In either case, a maximum of nine (9) semester hours of approved upper-division undergraduate courses is acceptable. Particular courses of study for the MS must be approved by the departmental committee on graduate studies. The passing of a comprehensive examination is required. All full-time MS students must enroll in MATH 5195 or STAT 5195 each semester in residence, excluding summers and the last semester of thesis.

### Degree Plan

Required Credits: 30-36

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MS in Mathematics (All courses require a grade of C or better) | ||

Required Courses: | ||

MATH 5331 | Real Variables | 3 |

MATH 5351 | Complex Variables | 3 |

STAT 5380 | Mathematical Statistics I | 3 |

Select thesis or non-thesis option: | 7-13 | |

Thesis Option | ||

Graduate Seminar | ||

Thesis 1 | ||

Thesis 2 | ||

Non-Thesis Option | ||

Graduate Seminar | ||

Graduate Research | ||

Other Electives: | ||

Select 9 additional hours from the following: | ||

Topics in Applied Mathematics | ||

Principles of Analysis | ||

Principles of Algebra | ||

Numerical Analysis | ||

Comp Methods of Linear Algebra | ||

Techniques in Optimization | ||

General Topology | ||

Numer Solution Part Diff Equat | ||

Numerical Optimization | ||

Special Topics | ||

Other Electives (thesis or non-thesis): | ||

Select fourteen hours from the following: | 14 | |

Topics in Applied Mathematics | ||

Principles of Analysis | ||

Principles of Algebra | ||

Numerical Analysis | ||

Comp Methods of Linear Algebra | ||

Techniques in Optimization | ||

General Topology | ||

Numer Solution Part Diff Equat | ||

Numerical Optimization | ||

Special Topics | ||

Statistical Programming | ||

Applied Experimental Design | ||

Categorical Data Analysis | ||

Post-Genomic Analysis | ||

Special Topics | ||

Mathematical Statistics II | ||

Statistics in Research | ||

Stochastic Processes | ||

Multivariate Data Analysis | ||

Time Series Analysis | ||

Statistical Computing | ||

Intro to Statistical Analysis | ||

Introduction to Data Mining | ||

Statistical Data Mining | ||

Total Hours | 30-36 |

#### Applied Mathematics Track

##### Thesis Option

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Required Courses | ||

MATH 5309 | Intro to Applied Analysis | 3 |

MATH 5321 | Principles of Analysis | 3 |

MATH 5322 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 5329 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH 5398 | Thesis 1 | 3 |

MATH 5399 | Thesis 2 | 3 |

MATH 5195 | Graduate Seminar | 1 |

All full-time students must enroll in MATH 5195 each semester in residence, excluding summers and the last semester of thesis. | ||

Free Elective Course Menu for Thesis Option (11 credit hours required) | ||

MATH 5XXX / STAT 5XXX - Any graduate level MATH/STAT courses | 11 | |

Total Hours | 30 |

##### Non-Thesis Option

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Required Courses | ||

MATH 5309 | Intro to Applied Analysis | 3 |

MATH 5321 | Principles of Analysis | 3 |

MATH 5322 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 5329 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH 5396 | Graduate Research | 3 |

MATH 5195 | Graduate Seminar | 1 |

All full-time students must enroll in MATH 5195 each semester in residence, excluding summers and the last semester of thesis. | ||

Free Elective Course Menu for Thesis Option (20 credit hours required) | ||

MATH 5XXX / STAT 5XXX - Any graduate level MATH/STAT courses | 20 | |

Total Hours | 36 |