Program of Study
REQUIRED GRADUATE COURSES  15 credit hours
Elect from the following (at least one 5000level course) 39
Course  Title  Credit 

MATH 4711 
Introduction to Modern Algebra 
3 
MATH 5711 
Advanced Group and Field Theory 
3 
MATH 5722 
Advanced Ring and Module Theory 
3 
Elect from the following (at least one 5000level course) 39
Course  Title  Credit 

MATH 4150 
Advanced Calculus I 
3 
MATH 4171 
Functions of a Complex Variable  3 
MATH 5150 
Advanced Calculus II  3 
MATH 5180 
Real Analysis 
3 
Elect from the following (at least one 5000level course) 36
Course  Title  Credit 

MATH 4211 
Topology I 
3 
MATH 5211 
Topology II 
3 
Elect from the following 06
Course  Title  Credit 

MATH 4312 
Probability Models 
3 
MATH 4400 
Combinatorics 
3 
MATH 4450 
Intro. to Graph Theory 
3 
MATH 4741 
Intro. to the Theory of Numbers 
3 
GRADUATE ELECTIVES  15 credit hours
Course  Title  Credit 

MATH 6950 
Thesis 
6 
Graduate Courses in MATH or CS 
918 

Graduate courses in areas related to Mathematics 
03 
MINIMUM GRADUATE HOUR TOTAL  30 credit hours
A minimum of 15 semester hours of 5000 / 6000 level courses is
required. Either thesis or Departmental Comprehensive Exam is required.
Option 2: Actuarial Science and Statistics
REQUIRED GRADUATE COURSES  24
Course  Title  Credit 

ACST 4312 
Probability Models  3 
ACST 4321 
Applied Statistics I  3 
ACST 4331 
SAS Programming for Statistical Analysis  3 
ACST 4530 
Statistical Modeling  3 
ACST 5331 
Multivariate Statistical Analysis 
3 
ACST 5341 
Applied Stochastic Processes 
3 
ACST 5351 
Principles of Data Mining  3 
ACST 6912 
Master’s Project 
3 
Elect from the Following 06
Course  Title  Credit 

ACST 6950 
Mater’s Thesis 
6 
Elect from the Following 06
Course  Title  Credit 

ACST 4322 
Applied Statistics II  3 
ACST 4323 
Statistical Aspects of Experimental Design  3 
ACST 4501 
Actuarial Exam Review Problem Set I  1 
ACST 4510 
Mathematics of Finance 
3 
ACST 4511 
Actuarial Exam Review Problem Set  1 
ACST 4520 
Life Contingencies I 
3 
ACST 5522 
Life Contingencies II  3 
ACST 5910 
Special Projects in Statistics  16 
ACST 5920 
Internship in Actuarial Science/Statistics  13 
CS 4600 
Database Theory & Applications 
3 
CS 5600 
Advanced Database Systems 
3 
FIN 4817 
Managing Financial Derivatives  3 
FIN 5830 
Advanced Financial Institutions and Markets  3 
FIN 5840 
Investment Analysis and Practice  3 
MINIMUM GRADUATE HOUR TOTAL  30 credit hours
A minimum of 15 semester hours of 5000 / 6000 level courses is
required.