MS Mathematics
This program gives students a deep and comprehensive understanding of mathematics through special courses in various mathematical fields such as analysis, algebra, and combinatorics. The program’s coursework enables students to delve into both pure and applied mathematics, and its thesis requirement prepares graduates for mathematical research at the doctoral level.
Degree Requirements
The student in the program must:
 Complete eighteen (18) units of required math courses and twelve (12) units of math electives;
 Pass a comprehensive examination, a written exam that covers algebra, analysis and a third area. The third area may be chosen by the student from other fields covered by the courses s/he has taken;
 Submit a Master’s thesis which is considered by the department as a scholarly worthwhile contribution to mathematical knowledge. The thesis will count for six (6) units towards the total thirtysix (36) units required;
 Present the results of the thesis research in a conference.
Coursework
The student must complete eighteen (18) units of required subjects, consisting of the following:
 MA 250: Algebraic Structures I
 MA 267: Modern Complex Analysis I
 MA 259: Linear Algebra
 MA 265: Modern Real Analysis I
 MA 245: Introduction to Research and Thesis Writing

Any one of the following courses:
 MA 260: Topological Structures
 MA 295C.1: Seminar in Finite Geometry
 MA 295C.4: Seminar in Groups and Design
 MA 295C.8: Seminar in Hyperbolic Geometry
 MA 295C.9: Geometric Crystallography
 MA 295C.10: Seminar in Color Symmetry
 MA 295C.11: Seminar in Tilings and Patterns
The student must also complete twelve (12) units of electives in mathematics.
Comprehensive Exams
This is a written exam that covers algebra, analysis and a third area. The third area may be chosen by the student from other fields covered by the courses s/he has taken.