Master of science in applied mathematics
The master of science with a major in applied mathematics requires 9 hours of core courses in mathematics, 9 - 15 hours of support work courses, and 6 hours of elective courses in mathematics. All students in this program must complete a thesis. Total for the Degree: 30 hours.
The following undergraduate courses are required, each with at least a "C" grade, and no more than two courses with "C":
- Math 3323 Differential Equations
- Math 3373 Calculus III
- Math 3377 Linear Algebra
- Math 3380 Analysis I
- Math 3398 Discrete Mathematics II
- Math 4307 Modern Algebra
- Math 4315 Analysis II.
These requirements may be reduced if the applicant shows evidence of taking equivalent courses elsewhere. Students are required to make up background courses if they do not have sufficient undergraduate mathematics. This background work must be completed before enrolling in graduate courses.
Core Courses (9 hours): All students are required to take the following courses:
- 5345 Regression Analysis
- 5355 Applied and Algorithmic Graph Theory
- 5373 Theory of Functions of Real Variables
Required Support Courses: (9 - 15 hours):
- 5301 Partial Differential Equations
- 5312 Functions of a Complex Variable
- 5340 Scientific Computation
- 5360 Mathematical Modeling
- Either 5376A Design and Analysis of Experiments or 5376B Analysis of Variance
Prescribed Elective Courses (6 hours) All students are required to take at least 6 hours from the following mathematical courses. A student may choose to have a minor in the area of the required support work, in which case, only 3 hours of electives are needed. Students's selection of courses must be approved by the graduate adviser.
- 5305 Advanced Course in Probability and Statistics
- 5307 Modern Algebra
- 5313 Field Theory
- 5329 General Topology
- 5336 Topics in Applied Mathematics
- 5350 Combinatorics
- 5358 Applied Discrete Mathematics.
Master's Thesis and Comprehensive examination (6 hours) All students are required to take the Master's degree thesis courses Math 5399A and Math 5399B, and to take a 3-part written comprehensive exam in the core areas.