Master of Science in Mathematics

Admission Policy

In addition to the requirements for admission to the Graduate School, applicants who wish to pursue a master degree in mathematics must meet the following requirements:

For admission to a program leading to the Master of Science degree in Mathematics, the applicant must have an undergraduate degree in mathematics or at least 30 semester hours of college mathematics at the level of Calculus or above.

Program Requirements

The Master of Science in Mathematics has two areas of specialty: Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. The Pure Mathematics includes the areas of Algebra, Analysis and Combinatorics. The Applied Mathematics specialty includes the areas of Computational Mathematics and Statistics.

In order to qualify for a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics:

  1. The candidate must successfully complete the following four core courses:
    • MATH 510 Discrete Mathematics
    • MATH 520 Algebra I
    • MATH 530 Real Analysis I
    • MATH 540 Numerical Analysis. 
  2. The candidates must successfully complete the requirements in either a non-thesis option or thesis option track.
    • Non-thesis option: In addition to the four core courses, candidates in the non-thesis option track must successfully complete six elective courses and pass a comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination will be based on the material covered in the four core courses.
    • Thesis option: In addition to the four core courses, candidates in the thesis option track must successfully complete four elective courses and must complete two semesters of MATH 599 – Research and Thesis course in accordance with the policy stated in the University’s graduate catalog by writing a master’s thesis on research topic chosen by the candidate and approved by the candidate’s advisor.

Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Faculty and Their Research Interests

Mohammad Tabanjeh

Professor of Mathematics

Algebraic and numerical computations with dense structured matrices, fast algorithms, polynomial systems, Generalized eigenvalue problems.

Dawit Haile

Professor of Mathematics

Game Theory, Graph Theory

Tariq Qazi

Professor of Mathematics

Approximation Theory, Complex Analysis, Basic Hypergeometric Series and its applications.

Naha Farhat
Assistant Professor of Statistics

Optimal Design for Toxicological Studies, Design of Experiments and Statistical Inference and modelling