2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics, M.S. (Thesis Option)
Students seeking an advanced degree in mathematics or statistics should consult with the graduate director of the department before enrolling in any courses. The department offers a number of graduate courses that are suitable for students who wish to complete a minor in mathematics or statistics.
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 the director of graduate studies in 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 in a core area. The core areas are:
2. ordinary differential equations / partial differential equations
3. complex analysis
4. probability and statistics
5. real analysis
7. numerical analysis
8. applied statistics
In the area of real analysis, MATH 5318 -MATH 5319 is not considered to be a core sequence; likewise in the area of applied mathematics, MATH 5310 -MATH 5311 is not considered to be a core sequence.
A minor in an approved area outside of mathematics is permitted. A thesis defense is required.
Transfer of Courses
With the permission of the graduate advisor:
1. One course (3 credit hours) may transfer towards a grad certificate provided there is an equivalent TTU course.
2. Two courses (6 credit hours) may transfer towards a master’s degree, provided there is an equivalent TTU course.
a. A core course/sequence from a master’s degree granting institution will not transfer.
b. Students can be exempted from a core course/sequence by passing the corresponding Ph.D. prelim exam at TTU.
3. Up to 10 courses (30 credit hours) from a doctoral degree granting institution may transfer towards a Ph.D. degree.
a. A core course/sequence from a Ph.D. degree granting institution may transfer if the student has passed the corresponding prelim exam at TTU.
b. No courses from a master’s degree granting institution will be granted transfer credit.
4. No course or credit from an undergraduate program will be allowed to transfer toward a graduate degree or certificate.