#### Master of science in mathematics

The master of science with a major in mathematics requires a minimum of 24 semester hours plus a thesis or a minimum of 36 hours without a thesis. Non-thesis students who select the degree option with a minor will have a minimum of 27 hours in the major and a minimum of 9 hours in the minor. A student may select a minor or non-minor degree option.

Background requirements

The minimum undergraduate requirements are:

- Math 3380 Analysis I
- Math 4307 Modern Algebra
- Math 4315 Analysis II
- Math 4330 General Topology
- 18 hours of elective advanced Mathematics.

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.

Curriculum

**Core Courses** (9 hours): All students are required to take the following courses:

- 5307 Modern Algebra
- 5373 Theory of Functions of Real Variables
- Either 5329 General Topology or 5331 Metric Spaces.

**Minor:** The minor should be selected from the list of approved minors in the graduate catalog.

**Elective Courses:** All students are required to choose one of the following options and then select their elective courses accordingly.

Option | Math Electives |

No thesis and no minor | 27 hours |

No thesis and a minor | 18 hours |

Thesis and no minor | 15 hours |

Thesis and a minor | 9 hours |

**Comprehensive Examination:** All students are required to take a three-part written comprehensive exam.