Program Requirements

All students can choose Plan I or Plan II. It takes usually less than two years to complete the degree. More information and directions can be found in the curriculum. The description of the courses can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Plan I

  • Advanced Calculus I and II (MA 540, MA 541), 24 credit hours of other coursework (eight courses), and 6 credit hours of Thesis research.
  • The grade for each course must be an A or B. Research hours are Pass/Fail.
  • At least 18 credit hours of coursework (six courses) must be at the 600-level or above. Note that courses below MA 520 CANNOT be counted towards degree requirements.

Plan II

  • Advanced Calculus I and II (MA 540, MA 541), and 30 credit hours of other coursework (10 courses).
  • The grade for each course must be an A or B.
  • At least 24 credit hours of coursework (eight courses) must be at the 600-level or above. Note that courses below MA 520 CANNOT be counted towards degree requirements.

Courses

The following courses are required for both Plan I and II of the Master Program:

  • Advanced Calculus I and II (MA 540, MA 541)
  • Linear Algebra (MA 631)
  • Numerical Linear Algebra (MA 660)
  • Introduction to Probability (MA 585)
  • Topology I (MA 670)
  • Calculus of Several Variables (MA 642)
  • Differential Equations (MA 650)
  • Complex Analysis (MA 648)

Students who plan to continue their education at PhD program are also required to take Real Analysis I and II (MA 645, MA 646).

Learn more about the Master's Program curriculum.