Mathematics
Master of Arts in Mathematics The Master of Arts in Mathematics program will provide an opportunity for individuals to pursue advanced study in mathematics and to develop skills that can lead to success in today’s technologically oriented society. Whether the goal involves applying mathematics to solve problems in business and industry, teaching in higher education or preparing for further graduate study in mathematics or related fields, this program enables each student to pursue a course of study that is appropriate for his or her interests. The program has been of special interest to high school teachers seeking to enrich their knowledge of mathematics. The graduate course work will fill gaps and broaden and extend the undergraduate mathematics background of each student. There is sufficient flexibility in the program for students to tailor the curriculum to meet their needs. Additional admission requirements In addition to the basic requirements for graduate admissions, the applicant for the Master of Arts in Mathematics will usually be expected to have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of mathematics at the undergraduate level, including courses in calculus through vector calculus, linear algebra, and abstract algebra. Graduation requirements In addition to the course requirements outlined below, students will pass a comprehensive examination given by the Department of Mathematics Course requirements Students will complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credits in mathematics. Twelve semester hours will provide a core experience for all graduate students, including two courses in analysis, an advanced course in linear algebra, one course in abstract algebra, and two courses in analysis. Students will also complete 3-9 s.h. from Bank A, 6-12 s.h. from Bank B, and a minimum of 3 s.h. in Seminar and Research. Students should enroll in the required core courses first. The Mathematics Seminar is required and should be taken after most of the course work is completed. The comprehensive exam is usually taken during the Mathematics Seminar. NOTE: The course requirements below are effective beginning Fall 2006 semester. Students who were admitted into the M.A. Math Program before the Fall 2006 semester have the option of continuing to follow the old requirements or adopting these new requirements. I. Required Core ....................................12 S.H. Math 01.502 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory II. Bank A……………………3-9 S.H. Math 01.511 Real Analysis II III. Bank B……………………6-12 S.H. Math 01.500 Foundations of Mathematics IV. Seminar and Research……….3-6 S.H. Math 01.533 Mathematics Seminar (Required) Total……………………………….30-33 S.H.
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