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The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in Pure Mathematics. The program provides students with rigorous training in Pure Mathematics as well as a solid foundation for pursuing a PhD degree in Mathematics or teaching Mathematics at the college level. This is an evening program offered at the Lincoln Park campus. The program can be completed in two academic years by taking two classes per quarter or in four quarters by taking three classes per quarter.
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|Total hours required||48|
Students will be able to:
- Construct valid logical arguments and create formal mathematical proofs.
- Read and analyze professional mathematical literature.
- Identify, formulate, abstract, and solve problems in Pure Mathematics using tools from a variety of mathematical areas including linear algebra, abstract algebra, topology, and analysis.
- Communicate mathematical ideas clearly by using appropriate mathematical terminology and notation.
At least 48 quarter hours of graduate level work in mathematics and passing two comprehensive examinations in Algebra and Analysis.
|MAT 470||ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA||4|
|MAT 471||GROUP THEORY||4|
|MAT 472||FIELDS AND GALOIS THEORY||4|
|MAT 473||RINGS AND MODULES||4|
|MAT 435||MEASURE THEORY||4|
|MAT 436||FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS||4|
|MAT 437||COMPLEX ANALYSIS||4|
|Select 16 quarter hours from the following:||16|
|PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I|
|PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS II|
|PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS III|
|FOURIER ANALYSIS AND SPECIAL FUNCTIONS|
|PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS|
|NUMERICAL ANALYSIS I|
|NUMERICAL ANALYSIS II|
|PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATHEMATICS|
|ADVANCED TOPICS IN ALGEBRA|
|ADVANCED TOPICS IN ANALYSIS|
|ADVANCED PROBLEM SOLVING IN ALGEBRA AND ANALYSIS|
|GRADUATE THESIS RESEARCH (may be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credit hours total)|
With program director's written approval two of the elective courses can be substituted with graduate courses in other areas, such as Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematical Education.
Program Graduate Academic Student Handbook
A student will be placed on academic probation at the time when his/her cumulative GPA falls below 2.50.
A student may be academically dismissed under one or more of the following violations of satisfactory progress:
- student's cumulative GPA only for the first twelve completed credit hours after being placed on academic probation is below 2.50.
- student's cumulative GPA after completing the first 24 credit hours after being placed on academic probation is below 2.50.
- lack of timely progress toward degree completion, including both coursework and comprehensive exams.
- failing comprehensive exams twice.
Applicants who have not yet completed one or more of the listed prerequisites may be admitted on a conditional basis while they complete the prerequisites at DePaul as undergraduate non-degree seeking students.
The same readmission standards outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook and approval of the program director are observed for students in these programs.
A maximum of two semester-based courses or three quarter-based courses to not exceed the equivalent of twelve quarter hours may be accepted as transfer credit upon approval of the student's program director and the associate dean for graduate studies. Credit will only be transferred for courses that have equivalents to courses offered in DePaul’s graduate program as determined by the program director and provided they did not count toward the completion of another degree at DePaul or another institution.
No undergraduate courses shall count toward the graduate degree.
Requirements include, but are not limited to, twelve graduate courses (48 credit hours) at a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, and passing two comprehensive examinations in Algebra and Analysis.
Graduation with Distinction
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70 for coursework applied toward the pure mathematics degree and high performance on the comprehensive examinations - as determined by the Mathematical Sciences department - are required for graduation with distinction.
The degree is expected to be completed in a maximum of six years.