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Mathematics Graduate Degree Plans

The Master of Science in Mathematics program offers six tracks with four emphases:

Pure Mathematics (With or Without Thesis)

Mathematicians with a strong background in pure mathematics are surprisingly attractive to many professional branches in our society, particularly intelligence technology, finance, security, engineering, and physics.

Industrial Mathematics (With or Without Thesis)

Industrial Mathematics is a growing branch in mathematics that provides trained personnel for key positions in modern industries.

Mathematics with Emphasis in Teaching Mathematics (With or Without Project)

Teaching Mathematics answers the increasing demand for college and junior college mathematics instructors, and dual credit and advanced placement mathematics teachers in primary and secondary schools.

Special Requirements

Either successful defense of thesis for a student with thesis or completion of a comprehensive examination for a student without a thesis is required. The examination will be scheduled during the last semester of course work upon recommendation of the graduate advisor. The form of the examination will be specified in the student's program of study and may include material from foundation courses.

Foundation Courses

Graduate students may be required to take undergraduate courses in mathematics to make up for deficiencies in undergraduate preparation as determined by their temporary admission or advising committee. These courses will not be applied to the degree program.

Courses required for the M.S. in Pure Mathematics (36 semester credit hours)

COURSE SCH
MATH 5321 Higher Algebra 3
MATH 5323 Group Theory 3
MATH 5331 Higher Geometry 3
MATH 5339 Topology 3
MATH 5341 Higher Analysis 3
MATH 5367 Numerical Analysis 3
Three courses out of the following
MATH 5304 Foundations of Math
MATH 5309 Integrating Tech. into Math.
MATH 5327 Lie Algebra
MATH 5329 Number Theory
MATH 5337 Dynamical Systems
MATH 5342 Measure and Integration
MATH 5346 Functional Analysis
MATH 5348 Differential Equations
MATH 5362 Graph Theory
MATH 5375 Measure and Probability
9
with Thesis
MATH 5397 Thesis 6
without Thesis
MATH 5395 Research Seminar 6
One course from the Graduate Mathematics Inventory 3_
36

Courses required for the M.S. in Industrial Mathematics (36 semester credit hours)

COURSE SCH
MATH 5321 Higher Algebra 3
MATH 5323 Group Theory 3
MATH 5331 Higher Geometry 3
MATH 5341 Higher Analysis 3
MATH 5367 Numerical Analysis 3
MATH 5379 Stochastic Analysis 3
Three courses out of the following
MATH 5309 Integrating Tech. into Math.
MATH 5337 Dynamical Systems
MATH 5348 Differential Equations
MATH 5361 Mathematical Modeling
MATH 5362 Graph Theory
MATH 5363 Operations Research
MATH 5365 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 5368 Codes, Ciphers, and Security
MATH 5381 Mathematical Statistics
MATH 5385 Time Series & Eng. System
9
with Thesis
MATH 5397 Thesis 6
without Thesis
MATH 5395 Research Seminar 6
One course from the Graduate Mathematics Inventory 3_
36


Courses required for the
M.S. in Mathematics with Emphasis onTeaching Mathematics with Project
(36 semester credit hours)

Required Mathematics Core Courses (9 SCH Total) SCH
MATH 5321 Higher Algebra 3
MATH 5331 Higher Geometry 3
MATH 5341 Higher Analysis 3

Elective Education/Mathematics Education/Technology Courses (12 SCH Total)
Four courses selected from the following graduate level Education and Mathematics courses designed for teachers.
EDCI 6302 Field-research Methodology 3
EDCI 6341 Teaching Algebraic Concepts 3
EDCI 6343 Teaching Geometric Concepts 3
EDCI 6349 Current Issues and Research in Math Education 3
EDTC 6332 Practicum

3

EDTC 6355

Designing Instruction for the Online Course 3

EDTC 6356

Media Enhancement for the Online Course 3
EDTC 6357 Using Open Source Courseware for Online Course Development
MATH 5305 History of Mathematics 3
MATH 5307 Collegiate Mathematics Teaching 3
MATH 5309 Integrating Technology into Mathematics 3
MATH 5392 Special Topics in Mathematics for Teachers 3

Elective Mathematics Courses (12 SCH Total)
Four courses selected from the following graduate level Mathematics courses

MATH 5304 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 5329 Number Theory 3
MATH 5339 Topology 3
MATH 5361 Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 5362 Graph Theory 3
MATH 5365 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 5367 Numerical Analysis 3
MATH 5368 Codes, Cyphers, and Security in Communications 3
MATH 5381 Mathematical Statistics 3
MATH 5391 Special Topics in Mathematics 3

Required Research Course (3 SCH Total)
MATH 5395 Research Seminar 3

Special Requirement
The student must give a presentation at a conference/seminar/symposium and/or publish an article on a journal/proceding.

Courses required for the
M.S. in Mathematics with Emphasis onTeaching Mathematics without Project
(36 semester credit hours)

Required Mathematics Core Courses (9 SCH Total) SCH
MATH 5321 Higher Algebra 3
MATH 5331 Higher Geometry 3
MATH 5341 Higher Analysis 3

Elective Education/Mathematics Education/Technology Courses (12 SCH Total)
Four courses selected from the following graduate level Education and Mathematics courses designed for teachers.
EDCI 6302 Field-research Methodology 3
EDCI 6341 Teaching Algebraic Concepts 3
EDCI 6343 Teaching Geometric Concepts 3
EDCI 6349 Current Issues and Research in Math Education 3
EDTC 6332 Practicum

3

EDTC 6355

Designing Instruction for the Online Course 3

EDTC 6356

Media Enhancement for the Online Course 3
EDTC 6357 Using Open Source Courseware for Online Course Development
MATH 5305 History of Mathematics 3
MATH 5307 Collegiate Mathematics Teaching 3
MATH 5309 Integrating Technology into Mathematics 3
MATH 5392 Special Topics in Mathematics for Teachers 3

Elective Mathematics Courses (15 SCH Total)
Five courses selected from the following graduate level Mathematics courses

MATH 5304 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 5329 Number Theory 3
MATH 5339 Topology 3
MATH 5361 Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 5362 Graph Theory 3
MATH 5365 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 5367 Numerical Analysis 3
MATH 5368 Codes, Cyphers, and Security in Communications 3
MATH 5381 Mathematical Statistics 3
MATH 5391 Special Topics in Mathematics 3

Special Requirement
Comprehensive Examination

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