Requirements for Graduation

  1. Advancement to candidacy for the degree;
  2. A minimum of 48 quarter units of acceptable graduate level work as specified below in the formal program;
  3. No less than 34 units completed in residence at this university;
  4. Completion of a graduate project (MATH 696 and 697). A project proposal must be approved by the departmental graduate committee no later than the quarter preceding enrollment in MATH 696. The written project satisfies the graduation writing requirement. Successful completion of MATH 697 also includes an oral presentation of the project to the department. Guidelines for submitting a project proposal and for the project itself are available from the department office;
  5. A grade point average of at least 3.0 ("B") in the core courses as well as an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 ("B") in the program, with no course grade being less than "B-;"
  6. Submit a portfolio containing the following items:
    1. A copy of the approved Advancement to Candidacy form,
    2. Three examples of exemplary solutions to problems in the student's classes,
    3. Four examples of proofs that the student has written in classes in the program, explaining the significance to the material studied,
    4. Note: Each of the seven examples above should be from a different course. Name and number must identify the course.
    5. An announcement of the seminar at which the student presents the project,
    6. An abstract of the thesis,
    7. A completed student questionnaire;
  7. Any additional general requirements not cited above and listed on Page 368.

Degree Requirements (48 units)

Core Courses (16 units)

  1. MATH 604. Seminar in Problem Solving I (4)
  2. MATH 614. Studies in Geometry (4)
  3. MATH 616. Studies in Algebra (4)
  4. MATH 618. Studies in Analysis (4)

Electives (28 units)

  1. Twenty-eight units of electives selected from the following and including at least 16 units at the 600-level:
    • Approved 400-level courses in mathematics not in the core of the major.
    • Approved 500- or 600-level courses in mathematics not used to satisfy any other requirement.

Graduate Project (4 units)

  1. MATH 696. Master's Degree Project I (3)
  2. MATH 697. Master's Degree Project II (1)

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