The student must complete at least 30 semester hours of graduate work, not more than 50 percent of which may be in courses numbered 500-599. At least 24 of these hours must be in mathematical sciences. All courses outside the Department of Mathematical Sciences must have departmental approval in advance.
The student must follow a program of study approved by the department. The program will be designed by the student and his or her adviser and will be built on the requirements listed under one of the specializations. Students with inadequate backgrounds may be required to remove specific deficiencies.
The student must pass a comprehensive examination in mathematics. Normally, students pursuing full-time graduate study will be required to take the comprehensive examination within two academic years of admission to the graduate school. A student who fails the examination may, with the permission of the department, repeat it once.
With the consent of the department, a student specializing in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or mathematics education may include MATH 699, Master’s Thesis, for 3 semester hours of credit in the 30 semester hours required for a master’s degree. Students specializing in computational mathematics are usually required to complete a thesis.