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General Mathematics Master's Program

The General Mathematics Program is intended to prepare students to apply to Ph.D. programs.


General M.S. Math students will receive course counseling from the MS Chair. The Graduate Program Coordinator will process departmental and Rackham paperwork.  Information about minimum credits, cross-listed courses, etc. can be found in this Course Enrollment section of the Graduate Student Handbook.


This program has a minimum requirement of 24 credit hours of course work that includes two cognate courses. In addition, the program must satisfy each of the following conditions:

  • The program must include Math 420, 452 and 590 unless equivalent courses have already been completed.
  • The program must include five courses from Group 1 and 2 below with at least one of these five courses from Group 2.
    1. Math 420, 452, 481, 490, 525, 526, 537, 555, 575, 590, 591, 593, 594, 596, 597, 635, other counselor approved advanced courses.
    2. Math 537, 591, 593, 594, 596, 597. A more advanced level course may be substituted (e.g. 635 for 537)
  • Two cognate courses at the graduate level must be included in the program. These may be elected from special areas of mathematics or from other fields. The courses chosen must be related to the student’s mathematics program.