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.
- 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)