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Graduates of this program are well prepared for beginning doctoral work in mathematics, for faculty positions in two-year colleges, and for a variety of occupations in industry.
Two official copies of a baccalaureate transcript from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants with deficiencies may be required to take appropriate undergraduate courses before admission.
A cumulative average of at least 3.00 in a major in or related to mathematics and a satisfactory score on the GRE aptitude test or permission of the Program Director.
Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to judge the applicant's mathematical ability.
File a "plan of study" during the first semester after matriculation. Complete the prescribed course work within six years after matriculation. Complete course work with a cumulative average of 3.00 or better. No more than two grades below B- will count toward the degree. Submit degree application (see Schedule of Classes for due date).
Curriculum Requirements 30 credits
The 30 credits are distributed as follows:
Abstract Algebra I, II (6 credits)
Real Analysis I, II (6 credits)
Four courses chosen from among: (12 credits)
Combinatorics and Graph Theory
Point Set Topology I, II
Topics in Mathematical Logic and Set Theory I, II
Topics in Algebra I, II
Other courses approved by the Program Director
Successful completion, acceptance, and oral defense of a master's thesis (6 credits)