GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM

The Department of Mathematics, Physics and SMED offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Mathematics and Physics with a concentration in Mathematics. Application for admission may be obtained from the university's Graduate School. Also, a student completing the degree requirements for a Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics with a concentration in Mathematics may elect to further their study to obtain a Ph.D. degree in Science/Mathematics Education (**SMED**) here at the university or another doctoral program elsewhere.

For details, contact Dr. Katrina Cunningham, Associate Chair of Mathematics, Physics and SMED, at 225-771-4036 or via email katrina_cunningham@subr.edu or contact Dr. Humberto Munoz, Mathematics Graduate Committee Chair at 225-771-2221 or via email humberto_munoz@subr.edu.

**REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) IN MATHEMATICS & PHYSICS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN MATHEMATICS**

For a Master of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics with a concentration in Mathematics, the thesis option students should complete a minimum of 33 semester credits (27 course credits; 6 thesis credits) and non-thesis option students should complete a minimum of 33 credits (27 course credits; 6 credits for Capstone project/report). The course credits include a required core of 18 semester credits, whether thesis or non-thesis option, 6 semester credits for the research component (Thesis or Capstone project/report), and 9 semester credits of approved electives, all of which are listed below.

**The required 24 semester hours for masters in mathematics and physics with a concentraion in mathematics: **

** **** **MATH 500 - Foundations of Mathematics and Physics (3 hrs.)

MATH 533 - Computational Linear Algebra I (3 hrs.)

MATH 530 |
Abstract Algebra I |
3 hrs. |

MATH 531 |
Abstract Algebra II |
3 hrs. |

MATH 565 |
Real Analysis I |
3 hrs. |

MATH 566 |
Real Analysis II |
3 hrs. |

MATH 599 OR MATH 600 |
MATH 599 Capstone project* OR Thesis-master's research |
0 - 6 hrs. |

MATH 601 |
Comprehensive |
0 |

**Students who need to take MATH 435 and/or MATH 462 MUST have Associate Chair's approval for these '0' credit courses under the master's program.**

**Note: Non-thesis option*

**The approved electives for masters in mathematics and physics with a concentration in mathematics follow. Select nine (9) semester hours: **

MATH 432 |
Elementary Number Theory |

MATH 492 |
Topology |

MATH 501 |
History of Mathematics |

MATH 534 |
Computational Linear Algebra II |

MATH 551 |
Higher Geometry |

MATH 571 |
Numerical Analysis I |

MATH 572 |
Numerical Analysis II |

MATH 577 |
Operational Mathematics I |

MATH 578 |
Operational Mathematics II |

MATH 579 |
Discrete Mathematics |

MATH 586 |
Computers, Statistics & Probability I |

MATH 595 |
Topics in Applied Mathematics |

MATH 598 |
Supervised Research |

Bio/Chem/Phy/Comp.Sci. |
Science Elective (w/Chair's prior approval) |

Bio/Chem/Phy/Comp.Sci. |
Science Elective (w/Chair's prior approval) |

*Note: All electives must be approved by the Associate Chair or Mathematics Graduate Advisor*

**Qualities that characterize our program:**

- Challenging and nurturing educational environment
- Solid foundation for the university's doctoral program in Science/Mathematics Education (SMED)
- Low faculty/student ratio to aid in providing proper instructions and services
- Diverse faculty and student populations