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2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics (M.S.)

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Purdue University
Master of Science (M.S.)

Department of Mathematical Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
David A. Legg, Chair
W. Douglas Weakley, Graduate Program Director
260-481-6233 ~ ~ Kettler Hall 200

The M.S. with a major in mathematics is the appropriate program if you have an interest in a traditional mathematics program or if you are a secondary school mathematics teacher or a prospective Ph.D. student. To qualify for admission, you should have a strong undergraduate background in mathematics, including as much work as possible in abstract algebra, linear algebra, advanced calculus, analysis, and differential equations.

Academic Regulations

In addition to satisfying regulations that apply to all Purdue University graduate students, you must earn at least a grade of B in each course used to satisfy degree requirements. However, your advisory committee may agree to accept up to two courses in which you earn grades of C.

Teaching Assistantships

A limited number of half-time teaching assistantships (with the title graduate aide) are available. and provide tuition reduction and a stipend Contact the department chair for details.

Program Requirements

Your plan of study must contain at least 30 credits, and normally will include the following courses:

  • 3 Credits in another mathematics or statistics course.
  • 6 Credits in additional courses approved by your advisory committee. The courses may be in mathematical sciences. If you take courses outside mathematical sciences, you must select two from the same discipline.

Total (30 Credits)

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