M.S. in Mathematical Sciences

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Departmental Requirements for MS Degree

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

MS in Mathematics (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
MATH 5331Real Variables3
MATH 5351Complex Variables3
STAT 5380Mathematical Statistics I3
Select thesis or non-thesis option:7-13
Thesis Option
Graduate Seminar
Thesis
Thesis
Non-Thesis Option
Graduate Seminar
Graduate Research
Other Electives:
Select 9 additional hours from the following:
Elemnts of Applied Functl Anal
Applied Mathematics
Partial Differential Equations
Finite Element Methods I
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
Interior-Point Methods for Lin
Seminar
Topics in Applied Mathematics
Other Electives (thesis or non-thesis):
Select fourteen hours from the following:14
Elemnts of Applied Functl Anal
Applied Mathematics
Partial Differential Equations
Finite Element Methods I
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
Interior-Point Methods for Lin
Seminar
Topics in Applied Mathematics
Statistical Programming
Applied Experimental Design
Categorical Data Analysis
Post-Genomic Analysis
Special Topics
Mathematical Statistics II
Statistics in Research
Stochastic Processes
Multivariate Data Analysis
Nonparametric Statistics
Time Series Analysis
Statistical Computing
Intro to Statistical Analysis
Introduction to Data Mining
Statistical Data Mining
Total Hours30-36

MS in Mathematics - Applied Mathematics Track  

Thesis Option 

Required Courses
MATH 5309Intro to Applied Analysis3
MATH 5321Principles of Analysis3
MATH 5322Linear Algebra3
MATH 5329Numerical Analysis3
MATH 5398Thesis3
MATH 5399Thesis3
MATH 5195Graduate Seminar1
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 courses11
Total Hours30

Non-Thesis Option 

Required Courses
MATH 5309Intro to Applied Analysis3
MATH 5321Principles of Analysis3
MATH 5322Linear Algebra3
MATH 5329Numerical Analysis3
MATH 5396Graduate Research3
MATH 5195Graduate Seminar1
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 courses20
Total Hours36