Master of Science with Major in Mathematics

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a major in mathematics.
  2. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A=4.0).
  3. Students who have not completed the equivalent of MATH 431 Introduction to Real Analysis will be required to do so as part of their graduate program.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog. Students without the required degree, or equivalent, may be admitted but will be required to satisfactorily complete undergraduate courses to make up their deficiency before advancement to Approved status.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Mathematics Department.

Thesis Option

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major field, including the credits granted for the thesis and the research leading to the thesis.
  2. The program may include just the major, the major and a minor, or the major and a cognate area. The major must include 20 credits from the major department, and a minor or cognate area must include at least nine credits.
  3. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  4. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  5. Comprehensive final examination.
  6. Required Courses:
    Select two of the following sequences:12
    Modern Analysis I
    and Modern Analysis II
    Applied Mathematics
    and Applied Mathematics
    Algebra I
    and Algebra II
    Topology I
    and Topology II
    Linear Statistical Models
    and Advanced Topics in Statistics and Probability
    At least one additional graduate level mathematics course3
    MATH 998Thesis4
    Electives/Cognates11
    Total Credits30

Non-Thesis Option

  1. Thirty-two (32) credits including a minimum of two credits of MATH 997 Independent Study.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  4. The program may include just the major, the major and a minor, or the major and a cognate area. The major must include 20 credits from the major department, and a minor or cognate area must include at least nine credits.
  5. Preparation of a written independent study approved by the faculty advisor.
  6. Comprehensive final examination.
  7. Required Courses:
    Select two of the following sequences:12
    Modern Analysis I
    and Modern Analysis II
    Applied Mathematics
    and Applied Mathematics
    Algebra I
    and Algebra II
    Topology I
    and Topology II
    Linear Statistical Models
    and Advanced Topics in Statistics and Probability
    At least one additional graduate level mathematics course3
    MATH 997Independent Study2
    Electives/Cognates15
    Total Credits32

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