The requirements for the MS degree are met by selecting either the thesis option or the non-thesis option, and by selecting one of two possible tracks for coursework.
If a thesis is written, 30 semester hours of coursework, including MST/STA 791, 792 and at least four additional 3-hour courses numbered above 700 are required for the MS degree.
|MST/STA 791||Thesis Research I||9|
|MST/STA 792||Thesis Research II||9|
|At least four additional 3-hour MST/STA courses numbered 700 or above:||12|
If a thesis is not written, 36 semester hours of coursework, including at least five 3-hour courses numbered above 700, are required for the MA degree. MST 791/STA 791 and MST 792/STA 792 cannot be counted as part of this coursework.
Pure Mathematics Track
For the pure mathematics track, an advanced course is required in each of analysis, algebra and topology; normally this requirement is met with the courses MST 711, MST 721, and MST 731.
|Advanced course in each of algebra and topology:|
|MST 721||Abstract Algebra||3|
|or MST 722||Abstract Algebra|
|or MST 732||Topics in Topology and Geometry|
Mathematical Statistics Track
For the mathematical statistics track, STA 612 is required, along with an advanced course in each of probability, statistical inference, and linear models; normally this requirement is met with the courses STA 710, STA 711, and STA 712. All elective courses in either track may be taken in either MST or STA.
|Advanced course in analysis:|
& STA 612
and Linear Models
|Advanced course in each of probability and linear models:|
|STA 710||Stochastic Processes and Applications||3|
|STA 712||Generalized Linear Models||3|
With the approval of the Graduate Committee, graduate courses may be taken in related areas to fulfill requirements; however, no more than 6 such hours may count toward the requirements for either the thesis or non-thesis option.
For additional degree requirements, see Requirements for Degrees.