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Year Two  M.S. written Comprehensive Examination on Analysis and Numerical Mathematics **
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Year Two  M.S. written Comprehensive Examination over Algebra (or Analysis) and Mathematics Education **
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Year Two  M.S. written Comprehensive Examination over Algebra and Analysis **
(*) Both MATH 520 and MATH 530 carry graduate credit, but only one of them may be counted toward a graduate degree in mathematics. Also, Computer Science 230 does not count toward the graduate program.
(**) With the consent of the department, master's students have the option of writing a master's thesis, instead of passing a written comprehensive examination. The thesis is prepared under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty, and is defended during an oral comprehensive examination. In most cases the thesis experience leads to three hours of credit in MATH 699, which can be applied to the 30 hours required for the master's degree.
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