Master of Science in Mathematics

Admission Policy

In addition to the requirements for admission to the Graduate School, applicants who wish to pursue master degree programs in the department of 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 20 semester hours of college mathematics at the level of Calculus or above. The GRE score is reviewed and a candidate may be admitted at the discretion of the department.

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 12 semesters hours of core course works in
    • 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 (see list below) and pass a comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination will be based on the material covered under 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 (see list below) 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.

Yongjin Lu

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Partial Differential Equations and the related functional analysis and control theory.

Jing Zhang

Associate Professor Mathematics

Game Theory and optimization of PDEs. Numerical solutions of PDEs.

Naha Farhat
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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