MATHEMATICS - Dept. Code: MTH
The Mathematics Department offers graduate degree programs leading to the
• Master of Arts
• Master of Science
• Doctor of Philosophy
Prerequisites and requirements for these degrees are described below:
MASTER OF ARTS IN MATHEMATICS
A minimum of nine credits in mathematics courses numbered 200 and above is required.
1. A total of 30 credits must be earned; at least 18 credits of which are in mathematical courses numbered 500 or above. These courses must include at least one of the following year-long sequences: 513-514, 515-516, 524-525, 531-532, 533-534, and 561-562. All courses from other departments must be numbered 600 or above, be pertinent to the teaching of secondary school mathematics, and be approved by the graduate committee.
2. A three-hour written examination covering the material in one of the year-long sequences listed above.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS
A minimum of 15 credits in mathematics courses numbered 200 and above is required.
1. A total of 30, 33, or 36 credits in approved courses must be earned, depending on whether at least 15, 12-14, or 9-11 credits, respectively, are in mathematics courses numbered 600 and above.
2. A minimum of 24 credits must be earned in mathematics courses.
3. At least two of the basic sequences 531-532, 533-534, and 561-562 are required.
4. Three written exams, at least two of which are on the basic sequences of the above list, must be passed.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MATHEMATICS
The following requirements are in addition to the general requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree as described by the Graduate School (see section on Doctor of Philosophy elsewhere in this Bulletin).
1. A minimum of 36 credits must be earned in mathematics courses numbered 600 and above.
2. All four basic sequences 630-631, 632-633, 640-641, and 661-662 or their equivalents are required.
3. Preliminary and three written qualifying exams must be passed. Of these written exams, two must be from the above basic sequences; the other may be another from the basic sequences or in the candidate’s area of specialty.
4. A proficiency in one of the languages French, German, or Russian must be demonstrated.