# MA in Mathematics

The **M.A. program** is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental concepts of modern mathematics and is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a career teaching at the community or junior college level or for those who intend to enter a doctoral program. The degree requires 30 semester hours of course work that must include the two-semester introductory courses in algebra, topology, and real analysis and one semester of complex analysis. In addition, students are required to complete one upper level sequence in algebra, topology, differential geometry, differential equations, real or complex analysis. Electives can be chosen from other graduate level courses in mathematics.

To obtain the Master of Arts degree in mathematics, students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit and meet the following requirements:

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH 5330 & MATH 5340 | Abstract Algebra I and Abstract Algebra II | 6 |

MATH 5820 & MATH 5830 | Introduction To Real Analysis I and Introduction To Real Analysis II | 6 |

MATH 5450 & MATH 5460 | Introduction To Topology I and Introduction To Topology II | 6 |

MATH 5880 | Complex Variables | 3 |

Select one of the following: | 6 | |

Algebra I and Algebra II | ||

Topology I and Topology II | ||

Differential Geometry II | ||

Ordinary Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations | ||

Real Analysis I and Real Analysis II | ||

Complex Analysis I and Complex Analysis II | ||

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Classical Differential Geometry I | ||

Ordinary Differential Equations | ||

Partial Differential Equations | ||

Calculus Of Variations And Optimal Control Theory I | ||

Any course at the 6000 level listed above | ||

The student must pass a three-part comprehensive examinations or write a master’s thesis. If a thesis is elected, the student must take an oral examination on the general area of the thesis. | ||

Total Hours | 30 |