Option Total No. of Credit Hours Course Level Courses Required Research Component Exams
(For students pursuing a Ph.D. degree in our department.)
30 700 and above

At least 12 hours at 800 level or above
    Pass two quals, one in algebra or analysis and one in numerical analysis or probability and statistics.
(For students that intend to pursue a Ph.D. degree at some other univeristy after their M.A.)
30 700 and above 800, 810, 820, 830, 831 2-6 hours (896, 899, 990, 993, etc....)

Oral Exam
(Most common option for student interested in a terminal M.A. degree)
36 600 and above

At least 24 hours at 700 level or above
727, 765, 781, 790, 791 2-6 hours (896, 899, 990, 993, etc....)

Project or Thesis
Oral Exam
Thesis Defense
GRA/GTA must be enrolled in at least six credit hours in fall and spring.

Non GTA/GRA international students must be enrolled in nine hours.

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