Program Requirements

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

In addition to the general academic regulations for graduate students set out by the College of Graduate Studies, the minimum requirements for the M.Sc. are:

  • 12 credits for a successfully defended master's thesis (MATH 549);
  • 3 credits for seminar presentations (MATH 590 taken thrice);
  • 9 course credits selected by the student in consultation with - and approval of - the advisory committee and the program committee from a list of core courses in mathematical biology and differential equations, optimization and analysis, number theory and algebra, and statistics and probability, and mathematical foundations of computing systems; and
  • 6 other credits selected by the student in consultation with, and approval of, the advisory committee and the program committee, none of which may be at the 100, 200, or 300 level.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

In addition to the general academic regulations for graduate students set out by the College of Graduate Studies, the minimum requirements for the Ph.D. are:

  • 30 credits of coursework (course credits obtained for the M.Sc. may count towards this requirement);
  • a written qualifying examination during the first two years, and a subsequent oral qualifying examination;
  • 6 credits of coursework per year until the oral qualifying examination is passed; and
  • a successfully defended doctoral thesis (MATH 649).

Additional requirements may be established by the student's advisory committee and the program committee. For more information regarding the comprehensive examination and thesis, please refer to the academic regulations of the College of Graduate Studies, as set out in this section.

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