Master of Science (Mathematics)
Program Description:
The Master of Science (Mathematics) Program, or MS Math, is designed for those seeking advance
mathematical training in preparation for doctoral studies of related field, for research, or for teaching
in college courses.

Qualification:
Aside from the general requirements for admission set forth by the College of Science, applicants of
MS Math program must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning,
completion of Advanced Calculus, Abstract Algebra, Matrices and Complex Analysis courses.
Placement Examination:
An admitted student may be required by the I-Math Graduate Committee to take a placement
examination. Depending upon the result, s/he may be required to complete appropriate
undergraduate remedial courses in the College.

Options for the Program:
The student may apply into the thesis option or the non-thesis option.
Program Requirement:
For Thesis option: 24 units of formal graduate courses, 1 unit graduate seminar, and 6 units of thesis
The thesis option requires a thesis which will have to be defended before an Examination Committee.
Submission of bound copies of the thesis will also be required.
For Non-thesis option: 33 units of formal graduate courses, 1 unit graduate seminar, a preliminary
(written) examination, a qualifying (oral) examination.
Maximum Residence
The maximum residence of any student under the MS Math program is five (5) years.

Disqualification from the Program:
For Thesis option: A students is disqualified from the program if either (1) the student did not pass any
of the courses in a particular semester; (2) the student did not achieve a GWA of at least 2.0 during
the academic year; (3) the student failed the thesis defense twice; (4) absence without leave (AWOL);
or (5) the student did not finish the program within the maximum residence.
For Non-thesis option: A student is disqualified from the program if either (1) the student did not pass
any of the courses in a particular semester; (2) the student did not achieve a GWA of at least 2.0 during
the academic year; or (3) the student did not pass the preliminary examination or comprehensive
examination twice; (4) absence without leave (AWOL); or (5) the student did not finish the program
within the maximum residence.
Program of Study: Thesis option

 

FIRST YEAR

First Semester Second Semester
Math 210.1 Abstract Algebra I Math 210.2 Abstract Algebra II
Math 220.1 Theory of Fcns of a Real Var I Math 228 Theory of Fcns of a Complex Var
Math 211 Linear Algebra Math 242 General Topology

SECOND YEAR

First Semester Second Semester
Elective (Allied Course) Math 300 (3u) Master’s Thesis
Elective (Geometry Course) Math 296 Graduate Seminar

THIRD YEAR

First Semester Second Semester
Math 300 (3u) Master’s Thesis N/A

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