May 23, 2018  
2014-2015 EIU Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Degree Audit: The graduate plan of study is the EIU Degree Audit, which is generated automatically in the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) at the time of degree or certificate candidacy. Modifications of the standard EIU Degree Audit are submitted by the graduate coordinator to the certification officer in the Graduate School at the time modifications are approved. The Degree Audit serves as an unofficial summary of requirements for the program. Degree and certificate candidates are advised to review the comprehensive summary of the Degree Audit process specified on the “Requirements for All Degree and Certificate Candidates” section of the Graduate Catalog. Individual programs may require candidates to submit plans of study in addition to the Degree Audit, candidates should consult with the program coordinator.

Graduate Assistantships for All Programs: Information on graduate assistantships may be obtained by contacting the Coordinator of Graduate Studies or Chair, Department of Mathematics, 3611 Old Main, EIU.

Program Mission for the Master of Arts in Mathematics: The major in mathematics provides a solid background in basic graduate-level mathematics. It prepares students for advanced graduate study, post-secondary teaching, or work in industry or government. Elective courses allow specialized study in areas such as pure mathematics, applied mathematics and computer sciences.

Admission Requirements: To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs”). Additionally, all candidates must submit scores from the General GRE.

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements Master of Arts in Mathematics include those outlined for the master’s degree by the Graduate School (see “Requirements for the Master’s Degree”). The requirement for the Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics is 34 semester hours (32 if a thesis is written) of graduate level courses as approved by the Graduate Committee of the Mathematics Department. Each program must include MAT 5100 and either MAT 5301 or 5330. If the student did not complete MAT 4760 and 4860 or their equivalents as an undergraduate, they must be included. The program may include up to 8 semester hours of courses in related areas, and include at least 24 semester hours of courses numbered 5000 and above.

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