**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.

**Highlights**

- 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 Associateships **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!

**M.S. Option I:** This program emphasizes Pure Mathematics and is primarily designed to prepare students for community college teaching, 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**
| |

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

**or**
| |

MATH 581 Numerical Analysis | 3 |

**and two courses from the following list:**
| |

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.

**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. For classified status, the Mathematics Department requires applicants to have grades of B or better in the following upper-division mathematics classes:

- Advanced Calculus (equivalent to CSUN Math 450A)
- 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 lower and upper division Mathematics courses. Their eligibility and admission status will be determined on an individual basis.

Conditionally classified students needing to study Advanced Calculus and/or Advanced Linear Algebra will be required to either pass Math 450A and/or Math 462 with a grade of B or better; or, pass screening exams on these subjects (described below). Conditionally classified students are required to attain classified status within two semesters of admission.

**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.

**APPLICATION PROCEDURES:**

To apply for the Graduate Program, separate applications are required to the University and to the Department of Mathematics.

1. Applications to the University are submitted at Cal State Apply. This portion of the application requires official transcripts.

2. Applications to the Department require the following materials.

These items can be emailed directly to the Graduate Coordinator.

Alternately, they can be mailed to:

Department of Mathematics

ATTN: GRADUATE PROGRAM

18111 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA 91330-8313.

For candidates who wish to be considered for Teaching Associateship, first priority is given to applications received by April 15. The deadline for applications to begin in the Fall semester is July 15. The deadline for applications to begin in the Spring semester is December 1.

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

**Each Fall semester: **

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

Each odd year Fall : Math 540

Each even year Fall: Math 680A

**Each Spring semester: **

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

Each odd year Spring : Math 680B

**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 450A, Math 455, Math 460, Math 462, Math 480, Math 481A, Math 482,

**Each Spring semester: **

Math 440B, Math 450A, Math 450B, Math 462, Math 463, Math 481A, Math 482

Producing documents with mathematical content can be a challenging task due to the large number of special characters required. The package LaTex provides an excellent way of doing this, and is the standard method of typesetting used 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, you should obtain a copy of the class file CSUN.cls, which automatically produces a document which adheres to campus guidelines. This file can be obtained by contacting the Graduate Coordinator.