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Mathematics, M.S.


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Requirements for the Master of Science in Mathematics  32 units
Electives  15 units*
*MATH 594  Independent Study and other graduate courses from mathematics or the mathematical sciences may be included with the graduate advisors approval.
Choose at least two electives from the following list:
Choose at most three electives from the following list:
Projects or Masters Thesis Emphasis  6 units
*Math 597/598 may be taken for a maximum of 9 units. Before registering for the first unit of thesis or project, full admission to the program must be obtained, at least one core course must be completed with a B or better, a faculty thesis advisor arranged, and a thesis topic chosen for which the student is prepared to do research. Students are strongly advised to obtain the proper background in a relevant area of graduatelevel mathematics before registering for any thesis units. A thesis committee of 2 to 3 faculty members must be formed before registering for the final unit of thesis. A nonfaculty scientist or professional with relevant expertise may serve in place of a faculty member on a thesis committee (but not as a thesis advisor), subject to both the Director’s and thesis advisor’s approvals. A signed Thesis Units Request Form is required to register for thesis units and is available on the Program webpage. Successful completion of the thesis requirement also requires (1) an oral thesis defense to the thesis committee, (2) a presentation of the thesis results to the campus community, (3) a signature page with signatures of acceptance from all thesis committee members, and (4) electronic submission of the thesis to the University Library for archiving.
Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement
Writing proficiency prior to the awarding of the degree is demonstrated by successful completion of at least two credits of MATH 597  Master Thesis or MATH 598  Master Project with a grade of B or higher. 
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