Background: This master's program in mathematics is the most customizable, allowing the student to plan his or her coursework to gain mastery in one or more areas of pure or applied math, including computational and statistical sciences. Admission into the program requires a BA/BS in mathematics. Ideal preparation includes undergraduate coursework in multivariate/vector calculus, real analysis, differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, numerical methods, and probability theory.
Students may elect to receive either a Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Science (MS) degree, with identical requirements.
Degree Requirements: A minimum of 32 units of graduate coursework is required. Students whose undergraduate coursework lacks fundamental mathematics courses may be required to complete more than 32 units. At least 20 units of coursework must be "gamma" courses: 300-level and above. A grade of B- or above must be earned in gamma courses.
Satisfactory Academic Progress: The University's policy on satisfactory academic progress applies. Students who do not maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 in Mathematics courses are placed on academic probation. Students who remain on academic probation after taking an additional 8 units of Mathematics courses may be excluded from the program.
Advising: Students are assigned an academic advisor upon entering the program.