Graduate Program
MS Requirements
Course requirement:
Ten (10) courses in total, with at least four courses
numbered above 200 with the following to insure breadth:
 3 courses: 1 in each of 3 distinct areas 1.5 given below, 2 of
which are at the 200 level. A passing grade on the corresponding
Ph.D. qualifying exam would satisfy the breadth requirement, but
note that the 10 course credits are still needed for the degree.
 5 courses: Any from areas 16 below.
 2 courses: Elective courses which can be any math course
numbered above 100 OR
related fields
courses. This will include upper level, mathematically
significant courses in CS, Physics, Economics. For example, we
accept any 100 level course that we currently accept for the applied
BS degree. If a course is not listed here, then a student can ask
the Graduate Committee to approve it as a related fields course.
Areas:
 Analysis: 211, 212, 213, 136
 Algebra: 215, 216, 146
 Geometry/topology: 217, 218, 167, 168
 Numerical Analysis: 226, 228 (these numbers are subject to
approval), 128
 Partial Differential Equations: 251, 252 (these numbers are
subject to approval), 152
 Other: All regularly numbered math courses above 120.
Masters Thesis Option:
A student fulfills this requirement by writing an expository
paper on a specific topic in mathematics under the direction of a member
of the department, and upon completion, presenting it before a committee
of two or more faculty members. The writing of the thesis would be
counted as the 2 elective credits from the ten course requirement via
course numbers 295 and 296.
