This program is designed for the student who wants to combine a solid background in mathematics with an area of specialization outside the Mathematics Department (e.g. atmospheric sciences, biology, computer science, engineering, physics, statistics, or education) The recommended mathematical preparatory coursework for this program includes junior/senior level coursework in advanced calculus and linear algebra.
Acceptance into the Master’s program with outside specialization is subject to having obtained a permanent advisor from among the Mathematics faculty. Incoming students or students who do not yet have a permanent advisor remain in the "general" Mathematics masters program.
The outside area of specialization and the student’s MS committee should be chosen as early as possible, preferably by the end of the first year of study. Areas of outside specialization must be approved in advance by the student's committee. The committee must include at least one member from the area of specialization plus at least two members from the Mathematics Department.. Under the direction of the advisor, the committee will plan and supervise the course of study and the writing of the thesis or master's paper.
General Course Requirements
Other Course Requirements
The program must include at least one additional course selected from an area of mathematics, as approved by the student's advisor, not represented in the student’s choices used to fulfill the requirements above.
Same requirements as for the MS in Mathematics.