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Master of Science in Mathematics

This program is designed to provide a foundation for mathematical work in scientific or technical fields as well as for doctoral study in mathematics. It should normally take a full-time student two years to complete.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics (or equivalent coursework) with at least 3.0 GPA (or equivalent), three letters of recommendation documenting the applicant's prior work in mathematics focusing on preparation and suitability for success in graduate-level mathematics courses, a quantitative general GRE (revised) score of at least 155, and approval of the departmental graduate committee. In addition, it is recommended to include scores of the GRE subject test mathematics as part of the application package.

If your undergraduate major is not in Mathematics, see our Frequently Asked Questions page for a list of required prerequisite coursework.

Click here for detailed application steps: application information.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (non-thesis option):

[1] Completion of the following courses:
MAA 5228-5229 -- Introductory Analysis 1 and 2
MAS 5311-5312 -- Introductory Abstract Algebra 1 and 2
with at least a 3.0 GPA.

[2] Earn 36 credits in courses pre-approved by the graduate advisor in mathematics, at least 18 credits at the 6000-level or above of which at least 12 are in mathematics.

[3] Completion of a Master's Examination. The exam should be scheduled during the semester before the anticipated completion of coursework for the degree. Students should contact the departmental graduate director to schedule the exam.


DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (thesis option):

[1] Completion of at least three of the following courses:
MAA 5228-5229 -- Introductory Analysis 1 and 2
MAS 5311-5312 -- Introductory Abstract Algebra 1 and 2
with at least a 3.0 GPA.

[2] Earn 32 credits in courses pre-approved by the graduate advisor in mathematics, at least 12 credits at the 6000-level or above of which at least 9 are in mathematics aside from thesis credit.

[3] Successfully completion and defense of a Master's Thesis, earning at least 6 credits of MAT 6971 (Master's Thesis).

* As with all degree programs, the authoritative source for the degree requirements is the University Catalog that was in effect for the academic year in which the student entered the University. The information on this page does not supersede the Catalog.


For information about the PHD, MS, and AMST programs contact:
Prof. R. Steinwandt, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431

FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Harbor Branch/Jupiter/Treasure Coast
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