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Mathematical Sciences M.S.


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Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.S. Program in Mathematical Sciences requires that an applicant has a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a minimum GPA of 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work, and completed at least 18 credits of upper-division mathematics or statistics courses beyond calculus. If applicable, international applicants must submit an official TOEFL score (minimum score of 79 for the IBT, 213 for the computer test, or 550 for the paper test).

To apply for admission to the M.S. Program, applicants must submit application materials to both the Graduate College and the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Firstly, applicants must submit to the Graduate College the following materials:

1. a completed application form;
2. the official transcripts from all colleges and universities the student has attended;
3. the official TOEFL score if applicable.

Secondly, applicants must submit to the Department the following materials:
1. copies of all official transcripts sent to the Graduate College;
2. at least two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic record and potential for advanced study in mathematical sciences;
3. a completed application form for Graduate Assistantship, if interested;
4. a statement of purpose describing the aim in applying for graduate study, the particular area of specialization within the mathematical sciences (if known), and any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating preparation and aptitude for graduate study.

Details of the admission procedure for the M.S. Program can be found on the Department’s web site.

Degree Requirements


A minimum of 30 credits of graduate work is required for the M.S. in Mathematical Sciences, including at least 27 hours of course work.  At least 18 of the 27 credits must be at the 700 level. The following specific requirements must be met:

Pure Mathematics Concentration


1. Core Requirement: Six credits of analysis drawn from the list below plus three credits of algebra at the 700 level.

2. Six credits of MAT course work at the 700 level in a field of special interest to the student, excluding those credits used to meet the core requirement.
3. Six credits for thesis or additional six credits of MAT course work at the 700 level.
4. Final Examination: This will be either an examination to defend the thesis or a written comprehensive examination based on requirements 1 and 2.

Applied Mathematics Concentration


1. Core Requirement:

Six credits of analysis drawn from:

and three credits of numerical analysis drawn from:

2. Six credits of MAT course work at the 700 level in applied and computational mathematics, excluding those credits used to meet the core requirement.
3. Six credits of thesis or additional six credits of MAT course work at the 700 level.
4. Final Examination: This will be either an examination to defend the thesis or a written comprehensive examination based on requirements 1 and 2.

Statistics Concentration


1. Mathematics Requirement: Six credits consisting of the following courses:

This above requirement may be waived for students who have taken MAT 457 and MAT 463 with a grade of B or above.

2. Core Requirement: Twelve credits of the following

3. Six credits of STA course work at the 700 level in a field of special interest to the student, excluding those credits used to meet the core requirement.
4. Six credits for thesis or additional six credits of STA courses at the 700 level in the appropriate area of specialization.
5. Final Examination: This will be either an examination to defend the thesis or a written comprehensive examination based on requirement 2.

Teaching Mathematics Concentration


1. Mathematics Requirement: A total of eighteen credits including nine credits from:

three credits in algebra selected from:

three credits in analysis selected from:

and three credits in foundations selected from:

2. Education Requirement: Six credits in education from:

3. Three credits for professional paper or additional six credits of MAT or STA course work at the 700 level.
4. Final Examination: This will be either an examination to defend the professional paper or a written comprehensive examination designed and administered by the Student Advisory Committee.

Note: MAT 711 and 712 do not count as graduate credits toward a M.S. in Mathematical Sciences with concentration in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics.

A student will be placed on academic probation if a minimum of 3.00 GPA is not maintained in all work taken in the degree program. A grade of C or less in one graduate-level course will cause a student to be placed on academic probation and will elicit a critical review of the student’s program by the Graduate Studies Committee.

The Graduate College requires a minimum of 50 percent of the total credits required to complete the graduate degree, exclusive of transferred credits and/or the thesis/dissertation, must be earned at UNLV after admission to a graduate degree program.

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