The Master’s program in mathematics is career-oriented and designed to emphasize training in the areas of physical applied mathematics, computational science, systems and control theory, and operations research and statistics. The program provides students with applied, working experience as preparation for positions in industry or government. It also offers a solid foundation for those who later pursue a doctoral degree in mathematics.
Students may elect to work toward a Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MS) degree.
Course Requirements. A minimum of 32 units of graduate coursework is required for either the MA or MS. Students whose undergraduate coursework lacks fundamental mathematics courses may be required to complete more than 32 units.
At least 20 units of coursework must be gamma courses–that is, 300-level and above. A grade of B- or above must be earned in gamma courses.
Satisfactory Academic Progress. The University’s policy on satisfactory academic progress applies. Students who do not maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 in Mathematics courses are placed on academic probation. Students who remain on academic probation after taking an additional 8 units of Mathematics courses may be excluded from the program.
University Policies. University policies detailed in the Academic Policies section of the Bulletin apply.