|Department of Mathematics|
Phone: (504) 280-6331
The Department of Mathematics at the University of New Orleans (UNO) offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science Degree. The program is designed to provide a sound preparation for continued study toward a Ph.D. degree as well as prepare students for careers in business, government, industry, and teaching.
The Mathematics Department offers a wide variety of courses which include the standard courses in complex analysis, real analysis, algebra, and topology, as well as courses in ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, numerical analysis, finite and boundary element method, applied analysis, graph theory, number theory, optimization, and combinatorics. The department also offers over 20 courses in statistics, including mathematical statistics, linear models, regression analysis, biostatistics, survival analysis, sampling method, time series analysis, reliability, quality control, categorical data analysis, SAS programming, etc. The student has the choice of three areas in which to concentrate:
The Math department has two computer labs with UNIX / Windows network. A variety of commerical and free software is available including Tex, Mathematica, Matlab, Ansys, SAS, S-plus, Scientific Word ,Microsoft Office, and Postscript / PDF utilities. There is also a range of Internet software (Web, E-mail, ftp, ssh) and software development tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio and GNU compilers for programming in Visual Basic, C, C++,Pascal, Fortran, Java, and Perl.
Admission to graduate study in mathematics will be determined by the Graduate School and the Department of Mathematics. Students who desire to enter the graduate program should prepare themselves by successfully completing an undergraduate program that includes the equivalent of at least 18 semester hours of upper division mathematics courses.
This undergraduate program should include the equivalent of the MATH courses 3512 (Abstract Algebra), and 4101, 4102 (Advanced Calculus). Any student who has been admitted to graduate study in mathematics but who has not completed the equivalent of these three courses must complete the equivalent of these three courses as soon as possible.
(Note: Graduate credit is not given for these three courses.)
Find more information at the Office of Admissions website - http://admissions.uno.edu.
The general regulations of the Graduate School, as set forth in the UNO General and Graduate Course Catalog, apply to the graduate program in mathematics. The student must attain at least a 3.0 average in all 6000 level courses taken. The departmental requirements for the Master of Science Degree are as follows.
The student must complete one of the following three sets of courses, depending on their interests:
These three different sets of courses represent the following three areas of mathematics:
The student must complete at least 18 hours of 6000-level courses in the Mathematics Department. The student must obtain at least a 3.0 average in all 6000-level courses taken, excluding Thesis Research, whether or not the course is offered for degree requirements. The total number of semester hours required is 36. The student must give a satisfactory performance on a comprehensive examination that covers courses given for graduate credit. The student must complete at least two sequences of courses in the Mathematics Department, at least one of which must contain a 6000-level course. (A sequence is two courses which cover closely interrelated material; for example, 4221 - 6221 or 6450 - 6451). The choice of sequences must be approved by the department.
The student is given the choice of whether or not to write a Master's Degree Thesis. Students who choose to write a thesis must give a satisfactory performance on an oral presentation of the thesis.
Advanced students may work towards the Doctoral Degree, which is offered by the Department under the ENAS program. For further information, interested students should first contact the Department Chairman, and then a faculty member who specializes in their field of interest.
The department currently offers 22 Graduate Teaching Assistantships. The stipend for each Assistantship is $9,500 for 9 months (with tuition waived). For Louisiana residents (non-residents), the full-time tuition is $1592 ($5114) for each Fall and Spring semester and $904 ($1259) for the Summer semester. A graduate teaching assistant will normally either tutor in the mathematics tutor center, grade homework assignments, or teach lower level mathematics classes.
Students interested in applying for an assistantship should contact Professor Linxiong Li , the Graduate Coordinator of the Mathematics Department at (504)280-6254, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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