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2019-2020 EIU Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics & Computer Science

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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 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.

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.

Required Courses

The following coursework is required:

Additional Coursework

Remaining coursework can be selected from the approved list below:

Please note that at least 24 hours of the entire degree program must come from courses numbered 5000 and above.

Thesis or Comprehensive Exam

In addition to coursework, students are required to complete either a thesis or comprehensive exam(s).

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