Jul 16, 2024  
2020 Graduate Catalog 
2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, MS (53-456) - Mathematics Option (0003) (30 hours) [Also available as an accelerated program]

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Student Learning Outcomes - The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Mathematics will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Communicate mathematical ideas clearly and coherently.
  • Interpret mathematical problems and formulate solutions.
  • Construct clear and concise mathematical proofs and other logical arguments.

This program is designed to meet the needs of students who:

  • are preparing for a Ph.D. program in mathematics or related area,
  • plan to teach dual credit or community college mathematics courses, or
  • wish to advance their career in business, industry or government in areas that require an advanced understanding of mathematics.

To be accepted into this program, a student must have an undergraduate degree in mathematics, or course work equivalent to a Central major in mathematics, with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in upper level mathematics courses.  A student not meeting these minimum standards may consult the School of Computer Science and Mathematics for possible acceptance on a conditional basis.

Before completion of the program, a student must either pass a comprehensive exam or write and successfully defend a thesis.


Minimum Graduate Hour Total: 30 Semester Hours

Note: MATH 6950  may only be used as a program elective for students completing a Thesis.  Students who complete this course and do not complete a Thesis will be required to complete the additional required credit hours to meet the minimum hours requirements.

Accelerated Program Notes:

The Accelerated model for this program designed for the BS Mathematics. 

Undergraduate UCM students that are interested should meet with the Mathematics Program Coordinator no later than fall of the sophomore year.  

Courses that an accelerated student may be eligible to include as overlap between the undergraduate and graduate programs:

ACST 5312 - Probability Models (3)  

MATH 5100 - Advanced Calculus I (3)  

MATH 5172 - Functions of a Complex Variable (3)  

MATH 5400 - Combinatorics (3)  

MATH 5450 - Introduction to Graph Theory (3)  

MATH 5705 - Modern Algebra I (3)  

MATH 5741 - Introduction to the Theory of Numbers (3)  

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