Program Objectives

The Master of Science in Mathematics Program centers around achieving a balance between pure mathematics and an area of application. It aims to develop the students' understanding of the content and methodology of basic mathematical disciplines in preparation for doctoral studies, research, careers in industry and government, and for teaching junior and senior undergraduate matehmatics courses. The Master of Science in Mathematics curriculum is designed to provide the student an in-depth study of standard graduate courses in Analysis and Algebra, after which a choice of electives leads the student to a specialization area in mathematics as a preparation for research.

Program Description

The MS Mathematics program, instituted in 2001, provides students with a firm grounding in theoretical mathematics. The curriculum includes courses that further develop in the student the ability to apply mathematical tools of analysis to problems in other disciplines like Engineering, Physics, Life Sciences, Computing Sciences, Statistics, Finance and even Social Sciences.

Program Content and Structure

Once admitted to the program, the student must take the following courses:

  Thesis Plan(TP) Non-Thesis Plan(NTP)
Required Courses 12 Units 12 Units
Math 221: Abstract Algebra I 3 Units 3 Units
Math 222: Linear Algebra 3 Units 3 Units
Math 232: Real Analysis 3 Units 3 Units
Math 234: Complex Analysis 3 Units 3 Units
     
Electives 12 Units 21 Units
Math 213: Theory of Differential Equations 3 Units 3 Units
Math 214: Dynamical Systems 3 Units 3 Units
Math 215: Introduction to Mathematical Modeling 3 Units 3 Units
Math 216: Applied Partial Differential Equations 3 Units 3 Units
Math 217: Integral Equations 3 Units 3 Units
Math 218: Introduction to Applied Mathematics 3 Units 3 Units
Math 223 : Abstract Algebra II 3 Units 3 Units
Math 225: Number Theory with Applications 3 Units 3 Units
Math 235: Applied Complex Variable Theory 3 Units 3 Units
Math 236: Numerical Analysis 3 Units 3 Units
Math 237: Functional Analysis 3 Units 3 Units
Math 240: Topological Structures 3 Units 3 Units
Math 250: Modern Geometry 3 Units 3 Units
Math 255: Applied Combinatorics 3 Units 3 Units
Math 256: Graph Theory 3 Units 3 Units
Math 260: Probability and Applications 3 Units 3 Units
Math 298: Special Topics 3 Units 3 Units
     
Math 300: Master's Thesis 6 Units Not Required
Comprehensive Exam and Oral Paper Presentation Not Required Required
     
Total 30 Units 33 Units

Retention Policy for Thesis Option

To qualify for the Master's Degree under the Thesis Option, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) units of formal graduate courses

  2. maintain a Cumulative Weighted Average Grade (CWAG) of "2.0" or better in his/her graduate courses at the end of each academic year

  3. successfully defend a Master's Thesis

  4. submit at least five (5) bound and certified copies of the approved Master's Thesis.

Retention Policy for Non-Thesis Option

To qualify for the Master's Degree under the Non-Thesis Option, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. complete a minimum of thirty (30) units of formal graduate courses

  2. maintain a Cumulative Weighted Average Grade (CWAG) of "2.0" or better in his/her graduate courses at the end of each academic year

  3. pass the Master's Comprehensive Examination

Additional Requirements

Additional requirements over and above these minimum University requirements and standards for the Master's Degree programs may be adopted by colleges/units for their Master's Degree programs with the approval of the appropriate bodies. A student choosing the Thesis option is encouraged o produce a pre-print paper of his thesis, where applicable.

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