Oct 22, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, M.S. (Non-Thesis Report Option)


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Students seeking an advanced degree in mathematics or statistics should consult with the graduate advisor 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 a graduate program representative from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It is expected that the student’s report will be open to all who wish to attend, with scheduling to reflect this.

This Master of Science program consists of 36 hours of graduate work that includes 33 hours of coursework (a minimum of 24 hours in mathematics/statistics) and 3 hours of credit for a departmental report. This program calls for 33 hours of course work and 3 hours of work on a departmental report (MATH 6310 ). Of the 33 hours of course work, 24 must be in mathematics and must include two sequences from the core areas. The core areas are:

  1. algebra
  2. ordinary differential equations / partial differential equations
  3. complex analysis
  4. probability and statistics
  5. real analysis
  6. topology
  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 final comprehensive examination for the report 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.

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