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Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics MA Degree Requirements

  • 30 credit hours of approved graduate course work including thesis or nonthesis option requirements 
  • Tool of research: proficiency in Russian, German, French, or an approved computer language 
  • Written comprehensive examination in mathematics
  • Research requirement: 
  • Thesis option: MATH-797 Master’s Thesis Research in Mathematics (6) and an oral defense of the thesis 
  • Nonthesis option: MATH-690 Independent Study Project in Mathematics (3) (topic to be chosen in consultation with a faculty member) requiring an oral and written presentation of the research work and 3 credit hours in approved graduate-level independent research, seminar, or research course. 
  • All course work for the thesis or nonthesis option must be completed with grades of B or better.