M.S. in Mathematics

**Mathematics** and **Mathematics with an emphasis in statistics**.

## I. General Requirements(+)

All candidates for the M.S. Degree in Mathematics must satisfy the same general requirements. They are:

- Completion at least 30 hours of graduate work including at least 18 hours of work in mathematics at the 600-level or above.
- Maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.00 in at least 15 hours of work in mathematics at the 600-level or above.
- The Graduate School of Syracuse University also requires that the student maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 for the work comprising the program for the degree.
- Maintain a grade point average of at least 2.80 in the first 30 hours of graduate credit.
- Maintain a grade point average of at least 2.80 for all credits earned.

## II. Course Requirements in the Mathematics Option(+)

1. Students following the mathematics track to the Masters Degree in Mathematics are required to complete two foundational courses in each area. The areas and choices of foundational courses are:

- Algebra - MAT 631-632
- Analysis - MAT 601-602
- Applicable mathematics -
- MAT 645-646 or MAT 651-652 or MAT 682-683 or MAT 683-684

2. Complete four electives chosen from the lists of approved graduate courses given below.

### Electives in Mathematics

The list of approved electives for this requirement includes all courses offered by the Mathematics Department at the 600-level or higher and the following 500-level mathematics courses:

- MAT 513 (Introduction to Complex Analysis)
- MAT 517 (Partial Differential Equations)
- MAT 518 (Topics in Applied Mathematics)
- MAT 521* Introduction to Probability and Statistics)
- MAT 525 (Mathematical Statistics)
- MAT 526 (Probability)
- MAT 541 (Number Theory)
- MAT 551 (Fundamental Concepts of Geometry)
- MAT 554 (Differential Geometry)
- MAT 581** (Numerical Methods with Programming)

***MAT 521** may be included only if it is followed by either MAT 525 or MAT 526 or a more advanced probability or statistics course.

****MAT 581** may be included only if at least one of the following is also included: MAT 682, MAT 683, or MAT 684 and only if it is taken in the student's first year of graduate study at Syracuse University.

### Other Electives

Up to two courses offered by other departments may be included. These courses must be given prior approval by the Mathematics Graduate Committee.

## III. Course Requirements in the Mathematics with an Emphasis in Statistics Option(+)

Students following the track in mathematics with an emphasis in statistics to the Masters Degree in Mathematics are required to:

- Complete MAT 601, 651-652, and 631
- Complete 2 elective chosen from the list of approved statistics courses given below.
- MAT/STT 750 (Statistical Consulting)
- MAT 653 (Statistical Simulation and Nonstandard Data Analysis)
- MAT 654 (Linear Models)
- MAT 755 (Multivariate Statistical Analysis)

- Complete four electives chosen from the lists of approved graduate courses listed below:
A) Electives in Mathematics: This list consists of the courses in item II.2 above (Mathematics Electives)

B) Electives in Applied Statistics:

- APM 625
- MAS 766 (Linear Statistical Models I: Regression Models)
- MAS 777 (Times Series Modeling and Analysis)
- PSY 853 (Experimental Design and Statistical Tests)
- PSY 854 (Statistical Analysis in Research Design)
- PSY 857 (Multivariate Analysis)