Pure Mathematics - M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. Download to print
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics and Computer Science Building
The Master of Arts in Pure Mathematics comprises a flexible program of coursework in mathematics beyond the bachelor's degree emphasizing theoretical areas of the discipline (algebra, analysis, geometry, number theory and topology). There is no thesis requirement or option. Students in the pure mathematics Ph.D. program can apply for this M.A. degree after completing the requisite number of credit hours.
M.A. and M.S.: Official transcript(s), goal statement, three letters of recommendation and resume or vita. Students applying for either master's degree are not required to have an undergraduate degree in pure mathematics; however, they are expected to have proficiency in algebra and analysis at the level of Introduction to Modern Algebra (MATH 41011-41012) and Introduction to Analysis (MATH 42001-42002). Those who do not meet these specific requirements may be granted conditional admission by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Master of Arts and Master of Science programs require a total of 32 semester hours of graduate credit. Each student should submit a detailed plan of study for approval by the advisor by the time the first 16 semester hours of graduate credit have been completed.
This examination will be a comprehensive examination in the field of the major subject, and will be a substantially deeper test than the qualifying examination.
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