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 indepth 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)  NonThesis 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:

complete a minimum of twentyfour (24) units of formal graduate courses

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

successfully defend a Master's Thesis

submit at least five (5) bound and certified copies of the approved Master's Thesis.
Retention Policy for NonThesis Option
To qualify for the Master's Degree under the NonThesis Option, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

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

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

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 preprint paper of his thesis, where applicable.
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