Jan 30, 2023  
2018-2020 Graduate School Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MA Mathematics, Curriculum Sequence


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Suggested Curriculum Sequence


The typical plan of study requires enrollment in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term to remain full-time.  Not every course is offered every term, and the following plan of study is an illustration. At the initial conference with an advisor, a preliminary plan of study will be established, and this will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies (using the SGS Plan of Study Form) for placement in the student’s official file.  At this time, any anticipated exceptions or anticipated transfer credits will be noted. An estimated time for completion of the thesis/dissertation must be included. Changes to the plan of study will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies. The student and the advisor will sign the form submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 9 Credits


Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 9 Credits


Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 9 Credits


Note


12 credits for non-thesis options students only

Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 3 Credits


MATH 797  /MATH 799   Thesis Guidance / Thesis Defense (for thesis option students) 3 

Or,

Research Project course (for non-thesis option students)                                                3

MATH 793  :  Master’s Pre-Candidacy (for non-thesis option students)                            0

Note


FOR THESIS OPTION STUDENTS ONLY: Upon achieving Master’s Candidacy, the student will continuously register in Fall and Spring terms for MATH 797 (Thesis Guidance) until the Master’s Thesis is completed and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies for review.  The course is used only when the curriculum is near completion, and the student is completing the research and writing of the thesis. The course registration maintains the student status as a matriculated, full-time student (student is registered for 3 credit hours and the system reports a full-time 9 credit hour load).  After the Intent to Defend the Master’s Thesis form has been accepted by the School of Graduate Studies, this course registration will be changed to MATH 799 (Thesis Defense) for the given semester and count for 3 credit hours of curricular coursework (MATH 799 will also count for 9 credit hours of load).  Other courses cannot be substituted for MATH 797 (Thesis Guidance). The only eligible grade for MATH 797 (Thesis Guidance) is the grade of “S” and the only acceptable grade for MATH 799 (Thesis Defense) is “P/F” (Pass/Fail).

Total Credit Hours: 30


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