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 
Fieldresearch 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 
Fieldresearch 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