Master of Science in Mathematics
The UT Tyler mathematics MS degree program provides a graduate level education for students who intend to teach at various levels, continue or seek employment within the industrial sector, or continue their education beyond the master’s level at other institutions.
In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study, requirements for admission to the mathematics program are as follows:
- A satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
- A satisfactory grade point average on all prior advanced level (junior, senior, and graduate) work taken.
- A proficiency in the use of the English language. If a student’s verbal score on the GRE General Test is below an acceptable minimum, the student must pass an English proficiency test.
- The equivalent of an undergraduate degree in mathematics at this institution. The student must meet all deficiencies before final admission is granted.
Students who do not have satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination may be admitted under the condition they obtain a grade of B or higher in a prescribed set of graduate courses approved by the department.
Consideration is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, first generation college graduate, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.
Each candidate for the degree must complete:
- A minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credit, which may include a research project or thesis.
- The core curriculum, consisting of the following courses:
- MATH 5331: Algebra
- MATH 5341: Real Analysis
- MATH 5351: Mathematical Probability
- MATH 5381: Applied Mathematics I
- At least two of the following courses:
- MATH 5333: Topics in Algebra
- MATH 5343: Topics in Real Analysis
- MATH 5352: Mathematical Statistics
- MATH 5383: Topics in Applied Mathematics
Candidates for the master’s degree in mathematics must also meet the following requirements:
- A cumulative 3.0 grade point average on all course work.
- Only grades of B or better can be applied towards the degree.
- Satisfactory performance on a final comprehensive examination covering the core courses
and either the thesis, project or an additional area within the students program,
selected by the student in conjunction with the graduate advisor.