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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Mathematical Sciences-Computer Science Concentration


Total Hours Required for Degree:  30 (Thesis Option) or 36 (Non-thesis Option)

Prerequisites


In addition to the general requirements for admission to Graduate School, applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences program must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum GRE score (Verbal + Quantitative) of 291.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • Calculus sequence and Linear Algebra together with 12 hours of Mathematical Sciences at the junior/senior level and adequate preparation as determined by the department head. To determine deficiencies, the applicant may be required to take a placement test. The results of the test would determine additional required undergraduate coursework.

Thesis Option


Non-Thesis Option


  • CSCI Electives (500/600 Level) - 6 hours
  • CSCI, MATH, or STAT Electives (500/600 Level) - 6 hours

Notes:


  • For thesis option, 21 hours (including 6 hours of MATH 699) must be at the 600 level.  For non-thesis option, 18 hours must be at the 600 level.
  • All courses toward the degree must be approved by the student’s advisor and the coordinator of the program.
  • For non-thesis option, the candidate is required to pass satisfactorily a comprehensive written examination and/or oral examination for the courses taken for graduate credit.

General Notes


  • Credits applied must be earned within 6 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
  • No grade below C and not more than 6 credit hours of C work can be applied toward the degree.
  • Only transfer credits with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the degree.