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Department of Mathematics



Degree Requirements


M.A. or M.S. in Mathematics

Specific requirements are as follows:

1. Completion of two of the following sequences:

MATH 201A, MATH 201B, MATH 201C; MATH 205A, MATH 205B, MATH 205C; MATH 209A, MATH 209B, MATH 209C; or MATH 210A, MATH 210B, with a grade of “C” or better in each course and a GPA of 3.00 in each chosen sequence.

2. As a substitute for one or more course sequences in (1), passing a Ph.D. qualifying examination fulfills the course requirement of the corresponding sequence.

3. Taking 36 units of courses numbered between MATH 110 and MATH 189, or between MATH 200 and MATH 210. At least 18 must be from courses numbered between MATH 200 and MATH 210.

4. Completion of 2 units of MATH 401, Professional Development in Mathematics.

The requirements of 1 and 2 above constitute the comprehensive final examination requirement for the degree. 

M.S. in Applied Mathematics

Specific requirements are as follows:

1. Completion of two sequences of courses numbered between MATH 206 and MATH 209 with a grade of “C” or better in each course and a GPA of at least 3.00 in each chosen sequence. A sequence consists of all courses with the same course number except for an alphabetical suffix. Any course without an alphabetical suffix is not part of a sequence.

2. As a substitute for one or more course sequences in (1), passing a Ph.D. qualifying examination fulfills the course requirement of the corresponding sequence.

3. Taking 36 units of courses numbered between MATH 110 and MATH 189, or between MATH 200 and MATH 210. At least 18 units must be from courses numbered between MATH 200 and MATH 210.

4. Completion of 2 units of MATH 401, Professional Development in Mathematics.

The requirements of 1 and 2 above constitute the comprehensive final examination requirement for the degree.

Ph.D. in Mathematics

Specific requirements are as follows:

1. Passing four sequences numbered between MATH 200 and MATH 210. A sequence consists of all courses with the same course number except for an alphabetical suffix. Any course without an alphabetical suffix is not part of a sequence.

2. For three of the four chosen sequences in (1), a qualifying examination must be taken. Two qualifying examinations, which are associated with two of the year-long sequences, must be passed with a grade of “A”. The third qualifying examination can be passed with a grade of “B” or better in any of the five sequences. A student is allowed to take the qualifying examination at most twice for each sequence.

3. Completing four quarter-courses in mathematics numbered between 211 and 259.

4. Completion of 2 units of MATH 401, Professional Development in Mathematics.

5. Pass the Oral Qualifying Examination (to advance to candidacy).

6. Complete research for the required Ph.D. Dissertation.

7. Pass the final oral defense of your Ph.D. Dissertation.

Normative Time to Degree: 15 quarters


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