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    Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Mathematics Major, MS


Designed to prepare students for industrial employment and for teaching.

No concentrations available for the MS.

Options Available

Thesis Option
Project Option
Coursework Only with Comprehensive Exam Option

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Before admission to the Master of Mathematics program, preference will be given to applicants who have either
    • Certification for teaching secondary mathematics in at least one state, or
    • Three years of elementary school, secondary school, or community college teaching experience. In exceptional circumstances, part of this admission requirement might be satisfied concurrently with coursework, or
    • The three years of teaching experiences might be satisfied concurrently with coursework
  • Applicants must have successfully completed one year of calculus (141-142 or equivalent) and a course in matrix algebra (251 or equivalent).

Thesis Option

Credit Hours Required

Minimum 30 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • MATH 500 , 6 credit hours
  • 24 graduate credit hours numbered above 400
    • 6 graduate credit hours may be in areas outside Mathematics (MATH) [e.g., Computer Science (COSC), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Physics (PHYS), Statistics (STAT)]
    • 15 credit hours must be mathematics courses (MATH) numbered above 500
    • All graduate courses must be selected in consultation with the major professor and/or committee

Non-Course Requirements

  • Defense of the thesis

Project Option

Credit Hours Required

Minimum 30 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • 30 graduate credit hours numbered above 400
    • 21 credit hours must be courses numbered above 500
      • MATH 598 , 3 credit hours, a reading course in which a project is required
      • Of the 21 graduate credit hours of Mathematics (MATH) courses, 15 credit hours must be from courses numbered above 500
    • 9 graduate credit hours may be in areas outside Mathematics [e.g., Computer Science (COSC), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Physics (PHYS), Statistics (STAT)]
    • All courses selected in consultation with the major professor and/or committee

Non-Course Requirements

  • A written final project and oral presentation to committee are required.

Coursework Only with Comprehensive Exam Option

Credit Hours Required

Minimum 30 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • 30 graduate credit hours in acceptable courses numbered above 400
    • Of the 21 graduate credit hours of Mathematics (MATH) courses, 15 credit hours must be from courses numbered above 500
    • 9 graduate credit hours may be in areas outside Mathematics (MATH) [e.g., Computer Science (COSC), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Physics (PHYS), Statistics (STAT)]
    • All courses selected in consultation with the major professor and/or committee

Non-Course Requirements

  • The student must pass one written examination (from the set of those required for the PhD) with a PhD level passing score.