# DGS

General information about our program can be found on the Math Department website.

**Degrees Offered**

PhD

*- Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy*MA

*- Master of Arts in Mathematics*MS

*- Master of Science in Applied Mathematics*MST

*- Master of Science in Mathematics for Teachers*Dual Masters

*– Dual Master's in Applied Mathematics and Economics*

**Forms**

**Ph.D. Students****D1***– Qualifying Examination Results and Doctoral Committee Approval Form -*Submit this form to the Graduate School, 210 Jesse Hall, no later than the end of the second semester.**D2***- Plan of Study for the Doctoral Degree Form -*Complete this form and submit it to the Graduate School no later than the end of the third semester.

The doctoral plan of study must include a minimum of 72 hours of graduate credit from course work taken at MU, transfer credit and research hours (see sample on reverse side of the D2 form). The plan must include a minimum of 15 hours of 8000/9000-level coursework completed at MU exclusive of problems, readings, and research. Moreover, every Ph.D. student must complete at least six of the post-qual core courses.

**D3***– Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Results Form -*This form should be completed and filed with the Graduate School within two weeks of exam completion. Please be advised that the Graduate School requires all doctoral candidates to pass their comprehensive exams no later than 7 months before defending their PhD thesis.**D4***– Report of the Dissertation Defense Form -*This form should be completed and filed with the Graduate School within one month of exam completion.

**Master's Students****M1***– Program of Study for the Master’s Degree -*Submit to the Graduate School (210 Jesse Hall) by the end of the second semester.The

**MA Degree Program of Study**must include 30 hours of approved course work, of which at least 18 hours must be at the 8000 level. Math 8420 (Theory of Functions of Real Variables I) and 8410 (Algebra I) are required, as is either Math 8190 (Masters Project) or Math 8090 (Masters Thesis). Students are expected to make up any required deficiencies in their undergraduate training in advanced calculus and abstract algebra. Students may not list the courses 7100, 7110, 7140 nor 7510. The successful completion of a Master's Project (Math 8190) or Master's Thesis (Math 8090) must be certified by a Master's Committee consisting of three members of the Mathematics regular faculty.The

**MS (in Applied Mathematics) Degree Program of Study**must include 30 hours of approved course work, at least 15 hours of which must be in 8000-level courses. Math 8420 and 8440 are required, as is either 8190 or 8090. Math 8445 and 8480 are suggested. At least three hours of the 30 hours must be taken outside the department. Additional requirements (some of which may be satisfied by work done as an undergraduate) include the completion of one year of advanced calculus and at least one approved course in each of the areas of linear algebra, numerical analysis and mathematical statistics or probability. Students may not list the courses 7100, 7110, 7140 nor 7510 The successful completion of a Master's Project (Math 8190) or Master's Thesis (Math 8090) must be certified by a Master's Committee consisting of three members of the Mathematics regular faculty.**The Mathematics Master of Science for Teachers (MST) Program of Study**must include 30 hours of approved course work. Math 8190 or Math 8090 is required. At least 15 hours must be in 8000-level courses, of which at least 9 hours must be courses from the Mathematics Department. At least two courses are required in the fields of algebra, analysis and geometry/topology. The successful completion of a Master's Project (Math 8190) or Master's Thesis (Math 8090) must be certified by a Master's Committee consisting of three members of the Mathematics regular faculty.**The****Dual Master's in Applied Mathematics and Economics Program of Study**must include 48 credit hours of course work. In each degree field a minimum of 18 hours of graduate courses is required.The students are required to take from the Department of Mathematics two of the following core courses: Math 8440, 8445, 8480; and choose 4 more elective courses from the following list: 7140, 7300, 7310, 7320, 7500, 7520, 7700, 7900, 8425, 8440, 8445, 8480, 8680. (In appropriate situations, comparable course may be substituted with the approval of the advisor and Director of Graduate Studies).

The students are required to take from the Department of Economics the following core courses: 8451, 8453, 8472 (8451 may be replaced by 9451 and 8453 by 9453 for students who satisfy the prerequisites of these 9000 level classes); two elective courses from the following list of Economics classes: 7311, 7312 , 7315, 7316, 7322, 7325, 7326 , 7329, 7340, 7355, 7360, 7367, 7368, 7370, 7371, 8001, 8085, 8090, 9xxx (excluding 9413, 9090 and 9480).

In addition, students are required to take the following shared 8000-level graduate courses: Math 8190 or 8090, Math 8420, Econ 8413, Econ 8473, and to complete an M.A. paper in economics (normally undertaken in Economics 8413) and a master's project or thesis in mathematics (Math 8190 or 8090). Students are encouraged to undertake a single project that will satisfy both requirements. It is expected that the project will contain substantial work done in each field.

Up to 8 hours of transfer credit may be applied as follows: to one of the two degree programs, or divided between the two degree programs. The 8 hours of transfer credits cannot be applied to each degree program separately.

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**M2***– Request for Thesis Committee -*Submit to the Graduate School by the end of the second semester.

Please note that this form is to be completed only by students preparing a thesis. For non-thesis option students, a Request for Thesis Committee should not be submitted. Please contact the Graduate School if you change to a non-thesis option after completing this form.

**M3***– Report of the Master’s Examining Committee -*Submit to the Graduate School as soon as possible after the exam, project presentation or thesis defense.

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