May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, M.S. (Thesis Option)

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About the Program

The requirements listed below are in addition to the university and Graduate School  requirements. A student must fill out a degree plan after the end of the first long semester and before the start of the second long semester in the program. Each student’s program of study and committee must be approved by a graduate program representative from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It is expected that the student’s final oral defense of a thesis will be open to all who wish to attend, with scheduling to reflect this.

This M.S. program consists of 30 hours of graduate work that includes 24 hours of coursework (a minimum of 18 hours in mathematics/statistics) and 6 hours of credit for the master’s thesis.

This plan calls for 24 hours of course work and at least 6 hours of the thesis course (MATH 6000 ). Of the 24 hours of course work, 18 must be in mathematics and must include one sequence from the following list:

A minor in an approved area outside of mathematics is permitted. A thesis defense is required.

About the Mathematical Finance Master’s Concentration

The department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a concentration in Mathematical Finance for the Mathematics, M.S. and Statistics, M.S. programs. To satisfy the Mathematical Finance concentration, students must take at least 6 courses (18 hours) out of the following: MATH 6351 , MATH 6353 , STAT 6351 , FIN 5328 , MATH 5382 , MATH 6354 , MATH 6355 , MATH 6356 , MATH 6357 , MATH 5399 , or their MATH 5099  equivalent (hours are added manually).

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