MS in Mathematics Degree Requirements
The graduate mathematics curriculum is dynamic and responsive to new developments, technologies, and modes of inquiry. It provides students with opportunities to solve non-routine and real world problems, for examination of abstract mathematical ideas and proof, and to develop a timeline of mathematics history. A graduate project, thesis, or seminar is required. Students who wish to pursue actuarial careers are prepared to take the initial two actuarial examinations by completing one of the required core courses and one elective mathematics course in financial mathematics. Students who wish to strengthen their knowledge of computer science may select two computer science courses under the direction of their advisor. Each semester, two courses will be offered one evening per week. Additional elective courses will also be available each term for students who wish to enroll full time.
Master of Science in Mathematics Curriculum
I. Required Core Courses (15 hours)
Students must complete the following 5 core courses:
MATH 6449 Linear Algebra II (3)
MATH 6451 Modern Algebra II (3)
MATH 8117 History of Mathematical Ideas (3)
MATH 8505 Advanced Probability (3)
MATH 8623 Mathematical Modeling (3)
II. Electives (15 hours)
Students must also complete 15 hours of electives selected from any of the following courses. Students may also take courses in different areas with the program coordinator’s approval.
MATH 6229 Advanced Calculus (3)
MATH 6337 Modern Geometry (3)
MATH 6637 Mathematical Computing (3)
MATH 6373 Topology (3)
MATH 7369 Differential Geometry (3)
MATH 7121 Combinatorics and Graph Theory (3)
MATH 7211 Advanced Calculus for Educators (3)
MATH 8219 Topics in Analysis (3)
MATH 8243 Partial Differential Equations (3)
MATH 8523 Financial Mathematics (3)
Up to 6 hours of courses from related disciplines may be substituted for the elective courses with approval of the program coordinator.
III. Required graduate thesis/project/seminar (4 hours)
Students must complete a graduate thesis, project or seminar as part of a capstone course and present their work to the mathematics community at GSU.
Master’s Thesis/Project Option – A paper describing and synthesizing material from several papers on a selected topic of interest from mathematics, including, but not limited to, pure or applied mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, history of mathematics, mathematical computing, or financial mathematics.
Master’s Graduate Seminar Option – Students participate in a seminar class, deeply investigating a topic in mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, history of mathematics, or mathematical computing. The seminar topic will provide evidence of the ability to understand and synthesize the chosen topic.
MATH 8900 Graduate Thesis/Project (3)
MATH 8995 Graduate Seminar Option (3)
MATH 8990 Graduate Presentation (1)
IV. Total graduate coursework with thesis/project/seminar - 34 credits