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COMPREHENSIVE EXAM OR MASTER'S THESIS
Students must successfully complete one of the following:
A. Comprehensive Examination: This two-part examination will be based on the students required courses. Students in Option I must take Algebra and either Analysis I or Analysis II. Students in Option II must take Analysis I and one other excluding Algebra. Links are provided to exam syllabi, after each of the listed exams.
Algebra (material from 462, 460, and 560), Algebra
Analysis II (material from 550 and 655), 550
Numerical Analysis (material from 581, 582),
Applied Functional Analysis (material from 680 A/B)
B. Master's Thesis: In order to write a master's thesis students must maintain a grade point average of 3.4 in their required courses. Each student must also defend his/her thesis in an oral examination by his or her thesis committee.
The University requires that students take at least one unit of MATH 697 (if they take a Comprehensive Exam) or one unit of MATH 698 (if they write a thesis). Units for MATH 697 or MATH 698 do not count toward the 31 units required for the degree.