Mathematics MS

Master of Science in Mathematics - Option I Thesis

The MS in Mathematics requires 8 courses and a thesis (6 credit hours), a total of 30 credit hours, as follows:

Thesis (6 semester hours)
MATH 518Thesis3-6
Only 6 semester hours of credit for 518 per degree will be given upon satisfactory completion of the requirement.
Core Courses (12 semester hours) including one complete sequence from:
MATH 501Mathematical Statistics I3
MATH 502Mathematical Statistics II3
or
MATH 511Real Analysis I3
MATH 512Real Analysis II3
or
MATH 522General Topology I3
MATH 523General Topology II3
or
MATH 538Functions of Complex Variables I3
MATH 539Functions of Complex Variables II3
or
MATH 543Abstract Algebra I3
MATH 544Abstract Algebra II3
Complete (12 semester hours) from either the core section or from the following:
MATH 515Dynamical Systems3
MATH 517Calculus of Finite Differences3
MATH 531Theory of Matrices3
MATH 532Fourier Analysis and Wavelets3
MATH 533Linear and Nonlinear Optimization3
MATH 536CRYPTOGRAPHY3
MATH 537Theory of Numbers3
MATH 546Numerical Methods and Learning3
MATH 561Regression Analysis3
MATH 563Image Processing with Elements of Learning3
MATH 569Image Analysis and Recognition with Learning3
MATH 580Topics in the History of Mathematics3
MATH 597Special Topics (approval by the math department)3
Total Hours30

Master of Science in Mathematics Option II Non-Thesis 

The MS in Mathematics requires 11 courses and a project (Math 595, 3 credit hours), a total of 36 credit hours, as follows:

Research Project (3 semester hours)
MATH 595Research Literature & Techniques (3 semester hours required)3
Core Courses: (12 semester hours) including one complete sequence from:
MATH 501Mathematical Statistics I3
MATH 502Mathematical Statistics II3
or
MATH 511Real Analysis I3
MATH 512Real Analysis II3
or
MATH 522General Topology I3
MATH 523General Topology II3
or
MATH 538Functions of Complex Variables I3
MATH 539Functions of Complex Variables II3
or
MATH 543Abstract Algebra I3
MATH 544Abstract Algebra II3
Complete (9 semester hours) from either the core section or from the following:
MATH 515Dynamical Systems3
MATH 517Calculus of Finite Differences3
MATH 531Theory of Matrices3
MATH 532Fourier Analysis and Wavelets3
MATH 533Linear and Nonlinear Optimization3
MATH 536CRYPTOGRAPHY3
MATH 537Theory of Numbers3
MATH 546Numerical Methods and Learning3
MATH 561Regression Analysis3
MATH 563Image Processing with Elements of Learning3
MATH 569Image Analysis and Recognition with Learning3
MATH 580Topics in the History of Mathematics3
MATH 597Special Topics (approval by the math department)3
Electives (12 semester hours)
An additional 12 semester hours (4 graduate level electives) from any graduate courses offered by the mathematics department, or outside courses with the approval of the mathematics department.12
Total Hours36

Master of Science in Mathematics w/Concentration in Mathematics Education Option II Non-Thesis

The MS degree in Mathematics with a concentration in mathematics education is to prepare students to teach math courses at middle/high schools and institutions of higher education at the undergraduate level. Students will take 9-15 graduate hours in Math Teacher Education (MTE) in order to learn and understand the Principles and Standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and high impact teaching practices.

http://catalog.tamuc.edu/grad/colleges-and-departments/science-engineering/mathematics/#programstext

Research (3 semester hours)
MATH 595Research Literature & Techniques (3 semester hours required)3
Math Core Courses (12 semester hours)
MATH 501Mathematical Statistics I3
MATH 502Mathematical Statistics II3
MATH 511Real Analysis I3
and (3 semester hours) from: MATH 512, MATH 522, MATH 538, MATH 5433
Math Education Concentration (12 semester hours) from:
MTE 555Research Techniques for STEM and Education3
Choose (6 semester hours) from: MATH 531, MATH 537, MATH 546, MATH 561, MATH 5806
Choose (3 semester hours) from: MTE 551, MTE 552, MTE 553, MTE 554 or MTE 5563
Electives (9 semester hours) from:
3 semester hours - MTE courses (choose from any remaining graduate level MTE course, not previously taken)3
6 semester hours - MATH or MTE (choose from any remaining graduate level MATH and/or MTE courses, not previously taken)6
Total Hours36

Note:  Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.