Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree

Coursework Requirements 

The Department of Mathematics offers core courses to give our students a broad education in mathematics and to prepare them for more advanced studies in the respective subjects. These core courses

  • Algebra
    • M501/502 Algebra
    • M507/508 Lie Algebras and Lie Groups
  • Analysis
    • M511/512 Real Analysis
    • M513/514 Complex Analysis
  • Topology and Geometry
    • M521/522/M529 Topology
    • M531/M533/534 Differential Geometry
  • Differential Equations
    • M540/541/542 Partial Differential Equations
    • M544/545 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Dynamical Systems / Probability
    • M557/558 Dynamical Systems
    • M560/M563/564 Probability
  • Numerical Methods
    • M571/572 Analysis of Numerical Methods
  • Logic and Set Theory
    • M583/584 Set Theory/Recursion Theory

Outside and miscellaneous courses (cryptography, quantum computing, financial mathematics, computer science, economics, and physics are commonly used, but others may also be appropriate). Course choices in this category must be approved by the student's advisor and the director of graduate studies.


General Requirements

Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours, of which 18 credit hours must be from the core courses, taken from at least three different topics. With the permission of the director of graduate studies, core courses can be substituted by more advanced courses from the same topic.

Once you have completed the requirements for the M.A. degree, you must apply for your degree through OneStart/Services/Graduate School Forms. You may apply during the semester in which you plan to complete the requirements.