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    Sep 18, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics of Information and Security (MS)


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Offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program


In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for admission, applicants must have an undergraduate degree in mathematics or a related field. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. Students entering the program without the appropriate background may be expected to take prerequisite courses in CSC-280 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) , MATH-221 Calculus I (4) , MATH-222 Calculus II (4) , MATH-310 Linear Algebra (3) , and STAT-302 Intermediate Statistics (3) , prior to enrollment in the program. Prerequisites may be waived for qualified persons with comparable prior education or experience.

Degree Requirements


  • 30 credit hours of approved graduate coursework including thesis or nonthesis option requirements
  • Capstone Experience: 
    • Nonthesis Option: MATH-690 Independent Study Project in Mathematics (1-6)  (3 credits required) on topic to be chosen in consultation with a faculty member, requiring an oral and written presentation of the research, and 9 credit hours of electives, with all coursework completed with grades of B or better
    • Thesis Option: MATH-797 Master’s Thesis Research (1-6)  (6 credits hours required) and an oral defense of thesis, and 6 credit hours of electives, with all coursework completed with grades of B or better

Course Requirements


Fundamentals of Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Capstone (9 credit hours)


Complete one of the following with grades of B or better:

Nonthesis


Thesis Option


Required

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