# Pure Mathematics

The **Master of Science** (MS) in Mathematics degree with concentration in
**Pure Mathematics** is designed for students with a strong mathematical
background who intend to continue for a PhD degree. While earning the MS degree,
students are encouraged to complete one or more of the basic 500-level course
sequences which lead to a written preliminary examination.

The student must fulfill the Graduate College requirements specified in the Graduate College catalog as well as departmental requirements detailed in the MSCS Graduate Handbook which includes:

**Core courses**(16 credit hours)- Math 417 (Complex Analysis with Applications)
- Math 516 (Abstract Algebra I)
- Math 533 (Real Analysis I)
- One course selected from: Math 446 (Topology II), Math 517 (Abstract Algebra II), Math 534 (Real Analysis II), Math 535 (Complex Analysis I), Math 536 (Complex Analysis II)

**Departmental 500 level courses**completed with an A or B (12 credit hours)- Courses may include independent study.
- Courses CANNOT include Math 589 (Teaching and Presentation of Mathematics).

**One additional 400 or 500 level course**(4 credit hours) selected as follows:- Course may include independent study.
- Course may include Math 589 (Teaching and Presentation of Mathematics).

**Students must pass the master's examination**in Pure Mathematics AND satisfy the following requirement among the 32 credit hours completed toward the degree:- Complete 9 hours of 500 level courses, NOT including independent study. (Graduate College policy)