MS in Mathematics

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 11,759

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  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Prepares students for careers in education, science and industry, and serves the community by providing expertise to local schools, coastal industries and research centers.
Students pursuing this degree will choose between the Applied & Computational Mathematics and the Curriculum Content option. The Applied and Computational Mathematics option will especially benefit individuals employed in scientific or technical fields seeking advancement or additional training to enhance their knowledge and skills, or those preparing for a career in higher education instruction or building a foundation for doctoral studies in a mathematical field. The Curriculum Content option specifically addresses the needs of secondary teachers wishing to enhance their skills in learning, teaching and understanding mathematics.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • August 2022

Entry requirements
Postgraduate

Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree


Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 55
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 for Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 110
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 3.0 for Direct Admission
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The course of study for the MS program in mathematics consists of the components listed below. Graduation requirements are slightly different for the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Curriculum Content options.
Applied and Computational Mathematics Option
1. Core courses 12
2. Electives from mathematics or closely related field 15 - 18
3. MATH 5994 - Proposal Research and MATH 5995 - Thesis 6 -9 
Total 36


1. The Core courses
MATH 5333 - Numerical Linear Algebra 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5336 - Advanced Differential Equations 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5339 - Numerical Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5351 - Real Analysis 3 sem. hrs.


2. Elective courses may be chosen from the following list.
MATH 5341 - Statistical Methods and Data Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5342 - Linear Statistical Models 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5343 - Mathematical Theory of Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5345 - Computational Methods for Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5337 - Theory and Applications of Partial Differential Equations 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5348 - Optimization 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5360 - Combinatorics and Graph Theory 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5375 - Applied Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 6344 - Spatial Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5993 - Literature Review and Research 1-9 sem. hrs.
Note:
With prior approval from the Department Chair, a student may select offerings of MATH 5390 or MATH 5396 or graduate courses from outside the Department as electives.


3. Thesis
Each student in the Applied and Computational Mathematics option is encouraged to participate in the departmental seminar and may simultaneously take MATH 5994 for one to three semesters at a rate of 1 to 3 credit hours per semester. A total of three semester hours credit for MATH 5994 is required. The final time MATH 5994 is taken, the student will prepare a thesis proposal. When a student is within 18 semester hours of graduation, he or she may form a graduate committee and defend the proposal for the thesis. (Guidelines for writing the thesis, including the required format and style, are available at the department website.) Immediately upon approval of the thesis proposal, the student registers for MATH 5995, Thesis. The student continues to register for MATH 5995 each successive semester (Fall or Spring required, Summer by choice) until the thesis is completed. A student who does not complete a thesis in the semester for which he or she has registered will receive a grade of IP (In Progress). Not completing a thesis or project in four long semesters, earning a grade of U or failure to register for MATH 5995 Thesis or MATH 5997 Project in the next semester after receiving a grade of IP will terminate the thesis or project and will require that the entire process be repeated starting with the preparation of a new proposal.
Each student in the Applied and Computational Mathematics option must defend his or her thesis, ordinarily during his or her final semester. The student’s graduate committee will administer the defense. For more information, see the Department’s Thesis Guidelines.
Statistics Option

1. Core courses 12 
2. Electives from mathematics or closely related field 15 -18
3. MATH 5994 - Proposal Research and either MATH 5995 - Thesis or MATH 5997 – Project 6 - 9 
Total 36 1. The Core Courses
MATH 5341 - Statistical Methods and Data Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5342 - Linear Statistical Models 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5343 - Mathematical Theory of Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5345 - Computational Methods for Statistics 3 sem. hrs.


2. Elective courses may be chosen from the following list.
MATH 5333 - Numerical Linear Algebra 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5336 - Advanced Differential Equations 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5337 - Theory and Applications of Partial Differential Equations 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5339 - Numerical Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5348 - Optimization 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5351 - Real Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5360 - Combinatorics and Graph Theory 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5375 - Applied Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5993 - Literature Review and Research 1-9 sem. hrs.
MATH 6344 - Spatial Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
Note:
With prior approval from the Department Chair, a student may select offerings of MATH 5390 or MATH 5396 or graduate courses from outside the Department as electives.


3. Thesis or Project
Each student in the Statistics track option is encouraged to participate in the departmental seminar and may simultaneously take MATH 5994 for one to three semesters at a rate of 1 to 3 credit hours per semester. A total of three semester hours credit for MATH 5994 is required. The final time MATH 5994 is taken, the student will prepare a thesis or project proposal. When a student is within 18 semester hours of graduation, he or she may form a graduate committee and defend the proposal for the thesis or project. (Guidelines for writing the thesis or project, including the required format and style, are available at the department website.) Immediately upon approval of the thesis or project proposal, the student registers for either MATH 5995 Thesis, or MATH 5997 Project. The student continues to register for MATH 5995, or MATH 5997 each successive semester (Fall or Spring required, Summer by choice) until the thesis or project is completed. A student who does not complete a thesis or project in the semester for which he or she has registered will receive a grade of IP (In Progress). Not completing the thesis or project in four long semesters or failure to register for an incomplete thesis or project in the next long semester will terminate the thesis or project and will require that the entire thesis or project process be repeated starting with the preparation of a new thesis or project proposal.
Each student in the Statistics option must defend his or her thesis or project, ordinarily during his or her final semester. The student’s graduate committee will administer the defense. For more information, see the Department’s Project Guidelines.\


Curriculum Content Option
Sem. Hrs. Sem. Hrs.
1. Core Courses 15
2. Electives 12
3. MATH 5993 - Literature Review and Research and MATH 5994 - Proposal Research 6 
And either MATH 5995 - Thesis, or MATH 5997 - Project 3 
Total 36


1. The Core Courses
MATH 5325 - Structure of Number Concepts 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5326 - Structure of Patterns and Algebra 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5327 - Structure of Geometry and Measurement 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5328 - Structure of Probability and Statistics 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5329 - Structure of Modeling with Rates of Change 3 sem. hrs.


2. Any of the following courses may be used as an elective.
With prior approval of the Department Chair, any course with significant and appropriate mathematical content may be taken as an elective.
MATH 5321 - Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning for Teachers 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5322 - Mathematics Assessment 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5323 - Mathematics instruction and Mentoring 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5324 - Principles of Reforming Mathematics Instruction 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5331 - Evolution of Mathematical Systems 3 sem. hrs.
MATH 5332 - Integrating Technology in Mathematics Education*^ 3 sem. hrs.


3. Capstone Course
All students in the Curriculum Content option will take MATH 5993 - Literature Review and Research as an introduction to relevant literature, research methods, followed by MATH 5994 Proposal Research to prepare and present a proposal. These courses serves as preparation for either a thesis or project.
1. Thesis or Project. A thesis requires a student to articulate a problem in mathematics education related to significant mathematical content, propose a solution, and collect and analyze data in creating a solution of the problem. A project requires a student to demonstrate his or her ability to undertake a significant curriculum development, perform the appropriate research needed to implement the development, and communicate orally and in writing their understanding of that process.

2. Students writing a thesis or project will prepare a proposal in MATH 5994 based on work done in MATH 5993 . When a student is within 18 semester hours of graduation, he or she may form a graduate committee and defend the proposal. Guidelines for writing the thesis or project, including the required format and style, are available on the Mathematics Department website.) Immediately upon approval of the proposal the student registers for MATH 5995 - Thesis or MATH 5997 - Project, as appropriate. The student continues to register for MATH 5995 - Thesis or MATH 5997 - Project each successive semester (Fall or Spring required, Summer by choice) until the thesis or project is completed. A student who does not complete a thesis or project in the semester for which he or she has registered will receive a grade of IP (In Progress). Not completing a thesis or project in four long semesters, earning a grade of U or failure to register for MATH 5995 - Thesis or MATH 5997 - Project in the next semester after receiving a grade of IP will terminate the thesis or project and will require that the entire process be repeated starting with the preparation of a new proposal.
Each student in the Curriculum Content Option must defend his or her thesis or project, ordinarily during his or her final semester. The student’s graduate committee will administer the defense.

 

Postgraduate Program 

Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters) $12252

 Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester) $6126 

Direct Admission (2 semesters/9 credits each)

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