The Prerequisites for entering the MS program.

MS Program in Mathematics

Prerequisites Courses (MS)

The following list of courses is the minimum that the department will accept as the equivalent of an undergraduate major in mathematicsā€ for the purposes of admission to the Master's program.

If a student has not completed all of these courses, he or she may be admitted on a conditional basis to the MS program pending completion of the remaining courses. To be considered for conditional admission the student should have completed the Calculus sequence and at least two additional courses from this list. For conditional admission a GPA of at least 3.25 in math courses and at least 3.00 for the last 60 credit hours of course work is expected. Ā Students admitted on a conditional basis will not be eligible for financial support from the department until they have completed either Math 513 or Math 547 with a grade of B or better.

CourseCourse # at WSUPrereq
Calculus I, II and IIIMath 242, 243, 344
Introduction to mathematical proofsMath 415344
Linear AlgebraMath 511243
Abstract AlgebraMath 513415 and 511
Proof-based Advanced Calculus I (or Elem. Real Analysis)Math 547415
Numerical MethodsMath 551451(MATLAB)
Ordinary Differential EquationsMath 555243

Most mathematics majors will have completed at least 3 or 4 more courses beyond this minimal list. Other courses recommended before beginning the graduate program are:

CourseCourse # at WSUPrereq
Calculus based StatisticsStat 571243
Number TheoryMath 615344
Elementary TopologyMath 525415