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Western Carolina University    
  Dec 18, 2017
ARCHIVED 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Mathematics (M.S.)

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , applicants must have achieved an average grade of B or higher as defined by the major department in upper-level undergraduate courses in the major. A personal interview may be requested. The General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is required, as are three recommendations from former instructors who are in a position to judge the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study.

Program Description

The program for the MS degree in applied mathematics requires a minimum of 30 semester hours including:

Electives (12 hours)

12 hours, to include no more than 6 hours of master’s thesis; any 500 or 600-level course except MATH 601, 602, 603, 609, 610, 694; and no more than 6 hours from the sciences, approved by the Department of Mathematics.


Thesis Option: Students who elect to write a thesis must pass an oral examination in defense of the thesis.

Non-thesis Option: Students who elect the non-thesis option must complete a master’s project which includes an oral presentation and a written paper.