**Department of Mathematics offers Masters of Science degrees in pure and applied Mathematics**

** We offer**

**a coherent and rigorous curriculum ****effective one on one mentorship ****early research activity. **

**A people friendly program**

- Each semester we offer small classes of a wide range of courses to select from.
- All graduate courses (in statistics and pure or applied mathematics) are offered during the evenings to accommodate working students.

**High lights **

- The Department has 35 full-time faculty and is growing. Faculty are actively engaged in cutting edge research in a wide range of fields within pure and applied mathematics with funding from NSF, NASA, DoD, and industries.
- More than 40% of our graduates are accepted into leading Ph.D. programs upon completion of their degrees.
- Over 50% of department graduates take teaching positions at community colleges or are hired in industry.
- More than 25 research articles based on student masters theses were published in leading research journals in the past 10 years.

**Funding opportunities**

We offer *Teaching Assistantships*, *Graduate Assistantships*, and each year several *tuition fee waivers* to high achieving current and incoming students.

**Why should you apply to CSUN?**

- CSUN's graduate mathematics program has a proven track record and has led to many successful careers.
- Former students include industrial mathematicians, professors, and administrators at leading universities.
- The Department of Mathematics is proud of its high achieving diverse faculty and student body. Join us!

**For more information **

www.csun.edu/math

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**M.S. Option I:** This program concentrates on Pure Mathematics and is primarily designed to prepare students for community college teaching, entry level positions in industry, or future graduate work in mathematics.

**M.S. Option II:** This program emphasizes Applied Mathematics and is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in industry, business, government, or for future graduate work in applied mathematics.

**OPTION I: MATHEMATICS**:

The core of this program consists of an in depth study of the mainstream of modern mathematics: algebra, analysis and topology.

**CORE REQUIRED COURSES (15 UNITS)** | Units |
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MATH 501 Topology | 3 |

MATH 550 Calculus on Manifolds | 3 |

MATH 552 Real Analysis | 3 |

MATH 655 Complex Analysis | 3 |

MATH 560 Algebra | 3 |

**FURTHER REQUIRED COURSES (2 UNITS)** (normally taken towrad the end of the program)
| |

MATH 589 Seminar in Mathematics | 1 |

**and either**
| |

697A Directed Comprehensive Studies (comprehensive exams) | 1 |

**OR**
| |

698A Thesis or Graduate Project * To be eligible for 698A (thesis), a student must obtain a GPA of 3.40 or higher on the 15 units of core required classes (see previous table). | 1* |

**ELECTIVES (15 UNITS)**

Select approved courses. At least 6 of these 15 units must be at 500 or 600-level. Up to 6 units may be taken in fields outside mathematics with prior approval of the Graduate committee.

**TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED FOR THE MS DEGREE, OPTION I: 32**

**OPTION II: APPLIED MATHEMATICS**

The core of this program consists of the basic preparation in Analysis and courses in Differential Equations, Modeling, Numerical Analysis, or Probability/Statistics. This option allows students in collaboration with an adviser to design an individual course of study that best satisfies their needs.

**CORE REQUIRED COURSES (15 UNITS)** | Units |
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| |

MATH 501 Topology | 3 |

MATH 552 Real Analysis | 3 |

**and either**
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MATH 542 A-D Topics in Probability/Statistics | 3 |

**or**
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MATH 581 Numerical Analysis | 3 |

**and two courses from the following list:**
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MATH 540 Regression Analysis | 3 |

MATH 542 A-D Topics in Probability/Statistics | 3 |

MATH 581 Advanced Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH 582 A-D Topics in Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH 592 A-D Topics in Applied Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 625 Advanced Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

MATH 655 Complex Analysis | 3 |

MATH 680 A/B Applied Functional Analysis I/II | 3 |

**FURTHER REQUIRED COURSES (2 UNITS)** (normally taken towrad the end of the program)
| |

MATH 589 Seminar in Mathematics | 1 |

**and either**
| |

697A Directed Comprehensive Studies (comprehensive exams) | 1 |

**OR**
| |

698A Thesis or Graduate Project * To be eligible for 698A (thesis), a student must obtain a GPA of 3.40 or higher on the 15 units of core required classes (see previous table). | 1* |

**ELECTIVES (15 UNITS)**

Select approved courses. At least 6 of these 15 units must be at 500 or 600-level.

Up to 9 units may be taken in fields outside mathematics with prior approval of the Graduate committee.

**TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED FOR THE MS DEGREE, OPTION II: 32**

**SWITCHING BETWEEN OPTIONS I & II:**

Students may request in writing to switch between Option I and II. Such requests will be considered by the Graduate Committee.

Producing documents with mathematical content, such as theses, terms papers, or journal articles, can be a daunting task due to the large number of special characters required. LaTex provides an excellent way of doing this, and is the method of typesetting preferred by mathematicians worldwide. This program is freely available and can be downloaded for any platform. LaTex is also the preferred way to produce CSUN Master's Theses. To do so, students should use the CSUN.cls file for their thesis, which automatically produces a document which adheres to campus guidelines. To use it save the linked (at left) file to the directory where your thesis source file is kept. The CSUN Thesis files were produced by Professor Jeff Wiegley of the Computer Science Department at CSUN.

**ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:**

The University requires that applicants for the graduate program have an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. In addition, the Mathematics Department requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all undergraduate work. The Mathematics Department requires that applicants have grades of B or better in the following upper-division mathematics classes:

- Advanced Calculus (equivalent to CSUN Math 350)
- Advanced Linear Algebra (equivalent to CSUN Math 462)

Students with less than a B average may be eligible to be admitted with conditionally classified status. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in fields outside the Mathematical Sciences may also be considered, provided that they have successfully taken a significant number of both lower and upper division Mathematics courses. Their eligibility and admission status will be determined on an individual basis. Conditionally classified students needing to make up advanced calculus and/or advanced linear algebra will be required to either pass Math 350 and/or Math 462 with a grade of B or better or pass the Mathematics Screening Exam. Conditionally classified students are required to attain classified status and satisfy all University requirements within two semesters of being admitted as a conditionally classified graduate student.

**SCREENING EXAMINATIONS:**

These exams are meant as an alternative to course work for conditionally classified students to obtain classified status. These exams are given separately in Advanced Calculus and Advanced Linear Algebra twice a year, in January and August.

**AFTER ADMISSION:**

Students are required to set an appointment with graduate coordinator as soon as they hear about their acceptance in the program. A course of study will then be planned by the student and the coordinator according to the student’s availability, mathematical background and mathematical interests. Please use the timetable of courses offering to create your own tentative timetable to complete your degree and email a copy of that to Graduate Coordinator. Students in both programs must complete at least 30 units of approved course work and one unit of the participating seminar, Math 589. Of the 30 units, at least 21 units must be at 500-600 level courses, and at most 9 units at 400 level courses. In order to maintain good standing, graduate students must complete at least one approved course during each semester. Students who fail to do so will be placed on probation. Students who fail to fulfill this requirement twice will be disqualified.

**APPLICATION PROCEDURES:**

To apply for the Graduate Program, separate applications are required to the University and to the Department of Mathematics. For more information contact Graduate Coordinator, Professor Ali Zakeri, email:

1. Applications to the University are submitted at http://www.csumentor.com/. Note that this portion of the application requires official transcripts.

2. Applications to the Department require the following materials. Departmental Application Form (available on the math dept. forms page) Transcripts of all college work (unofficial are acceptable) Two letters of recommendation. Teaching Assistantship Application, if you are requesting to be a TA.

These materials should be sent to:

Department of Mathematics

ATTN: GRADUATE PROGRAM

CSUN, Northridge, CA 91330-8313.

Applications for candidates who wish to be considered for teaching assistantship, first priority is given to applications received by April 15. The deadline for late applications to begin in either the fall or spring semester is no more than one month before the beginning of that semester.

**A tentative timetable for offering 500-600 level courses:**

**Each Fall semester: **

Math 501, Math 550, Math 552, Math 581, Math 589, Math 592A-D

Each odd year Fall : Math 540

Each even year Fall: Math 680A

**Each Spring semester: **

Math 501, Math 542A-D, Math 552, Math 582A-D, Math 589, Math 560, Math 655

Each odd year Spring : Math 680B

The following courses are offered **on demand**:

Math 542A-D, Math 570, Math 625, Math 651ABC, Math 661ABC

**A tentative timetable for offering 400 level courses:**

**Each Fall semester: **

Math 440A, Math 455, Math 460, Math 462, Math 480, Math 481A, Math 482, Math 490, Math 493

**Each Spring semester: **

Math 440B, Math 450, Math 463, Math 462, Math 463, Math 481A, Math 482, Math 483, Math 490, Math 493

The following courses are offered **on demand**:

Math 470, Math 481B

**A tentative timetable for offering 300 level courses:**

**Each Fall semester: **

Math 320, Math 326, Math 331, Math 340, Math 341, Math 350, Math 351, Math 360, Math 382/382L, Math 391

**Each Spring semester: **

Math 320, Math 326, Math 331, Math 340, Math 341, Math 350, Math 351, Math 360, Math 370, Math 382/382L, Math 391

The following course is offered **on demand:**

Math 366