Department of Chemistry and Mathematics

The M.S. Mathematics program is intended to prepare students for a career in which professional success depends upon a high level of quantitative skill, analytical ability, and problem-solving expertise. Exceptional students may use this preparation as a foundation for entering a doctoral program.

The minimum requirements for admission to the M.S. Mathematics program in the College of Arts & Sciences are as follows:

- A cover letter of introduction and expression of interest
- A baccalaureate degree in mathematics or related discipline from an accredited institution of higher learning
- An official copy of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 maximum scale for the most recent 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
- An official copy of all score reports from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); GRE subject exams are not required
- A minimum GRE score of 1000 (quantitative plus verbal)
- A minimum Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) for students whose primary language is not English
- Two letters of recommendation from academic sources capable of assessing your ability to succeed in a graduate program

- Core Requirements (27 hrs)

- MAA 5228 Modern Analysis I (3)
- MAA 5229 Modern Analysis II (3)
- MAS 5311 Modern Algebra I (3)
- MAS 5312 Modern Algebra II (3)
- MAP 6436 Topics in Applied Mathematics (3)
- STA 5355 Applied Mathematical Statistics I (3)
- MAS 5145 Advanced Linear Algebra (3)
- MAP 5316 Differential Equations I (3)
- MAT 6930 Research Seminar (3)

- Electives (9 hrs)

Select 9 hours:- MTG 5316 General Topology (3)
- MAD 5206 Applied Combinatorics (3)
- MAA 5406 Complex Analysis I (3)
- MAP 5317 Differential Equations II (3)
- MHF 5107 Set Theory (3)
- MHF 5405 History of Mathematics (3)
- MAS 5215 Number Theory (3)
- MAT 5932 Special Topics (1-3)
- MAT 6907 Directed Individual Study (1-4)
- EDG 6356 Instructional Models and Strategies (3)
- MAE 6336 Math Methods 6-12 (3)

- All core courses must be passed with a minimum grade of B (not B minus) or "Satisfactory" (out of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), as applicable
- All elective courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C (not C minus) or "Satisfactory" (out of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), as applicable
- Successful completion of comprehensive exam(s)
- Application to graduate must be submitted online to CAS Advising prior to the deadline given in the FGCU academic calendar

A maximum of 9 credit hours may be transferred from another institution to apply towards the 36 credit hours required for the M.S. Mathematics. Requests for transfer of credit hours are subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator. Graduate credits of an appropriate nature earned at FGCU by students prior to formal acceptance into the M.S. Mathematics program may be applied towards the degree requirement on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Graduate Program Coordinator.