General requirements: The minimum residence requirement is one full academic year of graduate study. Thirty-six semester hours of graduate-level course work is required, with or without thesis, but six units may be for thesis research. If the department consents, a student may transfer up to six hours from other universities. A grade point average of "B" or better must be maintained in graduate course work.
Course requirements: There are four basic graduate courses in pure mathematics: 5021-5022, 5031-5032, 5041-5042, and 5051-5052. A candidate for the A.M. in Mathematics must include two of these sequences (12 hours) in the required 36 hours. The student, in consultation with his or her advisor, will select the remaining 24 hours according to the student's interests and needs.
The A.M. examination: Candidates for the A.M. degree must pass at least two of the four Ph.D. qualifying exams. Under exceptional circumstances, the graduate committee may allow the student to substitute the Ph.D. Qualifying exams mentioned above with a comprehensive examination on the contents of Math 411-412, 417-418, and 429-430.