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Graduate School - The University of Akron

Graduate School - The University of Akron

Graduate Studies 37The third field must be chosen from the above history fields or from anapproved cognate discipline.- The student must pass written examinations in two of the three fields. Thethird field requirement will be met by at least seven credits of coursework atthe graduate level, completed with a GPA of 3.0.- 3400:689 Historiography- Twenty-three hours of 600-level coursework, at least 16 credits of which mustbe in seminars. Seminars must be chosen to satisfy one of the followingoptions.Option IThree reading seminars and one writing seminar, with the writing seminar paperread and approved by two faculty members.Option IITwo reading and two writing seminar sequences under different professors withthe writing seminar paper of the student's choice read and approved by two facultymembers.Option IllTwo reading seminars, one writing seminar and a thesis read and approved by twofaculty members.Mathematical SciencesMaster of Science - MathematicsCompletion of a placement process prior to the beginning of classes in the student'sfirst semester in the program. This process will consist of a review by agraduate faculty subcommittee of the student's competency in Advanced CalculusI and II (3450:521,2) and Abstract Algebra I (3450:511). If the student fails anypart of this review, then that course will be added to the required courses for thestudent and the total number of credits required for the degree will reflect this.• Core:Two of the follow1ng three courses:3450:510 Advanced Linear Algebra3450:512 Abstract Algebra II3450:611 Topics in AlgebraAnd all of the following courses:3450:621 Real Analysis3450:622 Measure Theory3450:625 Analytic Function Theory3450:692 Seminar in MathematicsThesis Option (30-39 credits)In addition to the placement review and core requirements, S-11 credits of500/600-level courses in mathematics (3450), statistics (3460), or approved computerscience (3460), and 2-4 credits in 3450:699 Master's Thesis must be completed.Any graduate-level course may be substituted as an elective provided thatthis is approved beforehand by the student's advisory committee.Nonthesis Option (3342 credits)In addition to the placement review and core requirements, 16 credits of 500/600-level courses in mathematics (3450), statistics (3460), or approved computer science(3460) must be completed. Any graduate-level course may be substituted asan elective provided that this is approved beforehand by the student's advisorycommittee.Successful completion of the comprehensive examinations in the two coursesselected from among 3450:510, 512 or 611 and in the courses 3450:621, 622 and625.Master of Science - Statistics• Entrance into the program will require the initial completion of the following prerequisites:3470:561 Applied Statistics I, four credits; or equivalent.3470:515 Math Concept for Statistics, four credits, or 3450:521/522 AdvancedCalculus 1/11, three credits each, or equivalent.• Core curriculum:3470:6513470:65234706553470:66334706653470:692Probability and StatisticsAdvanced Mathematical StatistiCSL1near ModelsExperimental DesignRegressionSeminar in Statistics3333331-3433331-3Nonthesis Option (33 credits of graduate work)In additional to the core requirements, 15 credits in 500/600-level mathematicalsciences courses must be completed.• A comprehensive examination, taking the form suggested by the department,must be completed in the thesis or nonthesis option.• With the consent of the department, up to 6 credits of approved graduate-levelelectives outside the department may be substituted in the thesis or nonthesisoption.Master of Science - Applied MathematicsOption ICompletion of a placement process prior to the beginning of classes in the student'sfirst semester in the program. This process will consist of a review by agraduate faculty subcommittee of the student's competency in Advanced CalculusI and II (3450:521,2) and of his or her background in at least one junior-level orhigher course in engineering or physics. If the student fails any part of this review,then that course will be added to the required courses for the student and thetotal number of credits required for the degree will reflect this.• Core:3450:5103450:6213450:6253450:627,83450:633,43450:692Advanced Linear AlgebraReal AnalysisAnalytic Funct1on TheoryAdvanced Numerical Analysis I, IIMethods of Applied MathematiCS I, IISeminar 1n MathematiCSThesis Option (30-39 credits)In addition to the placement review and core requirements, 3-5 credits ofapproved 500/600 level courses in mathematics (3450), statrstics (3460), or computerscience (3460), and 2-4 credits in 3450:699 Master's Thes1s must be completed.Any graduate-level course may be substituted as an elective provided thatthis is approved beforehand by the student's advisory committee.Nonthesis Option (33-42 credits)In addition to the placement review and core requ·rrements, 10 credits of approved500/600 level courses in mathematics (3450), statistics (3460), or computer science(3460), must be completed. Any graduate-level course may be substitutedas an elective provided that this is approved beforehand by the student's advisorycommittee.Successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination in the courses3450:621, 625, 627, 633 and 634.Option IICompletion of a placement process prior to the beginning of classes in the student'sfirst semester in the program is required. This process will consist of areview by a Graduate Faculty subcommittee of the student's competency inAdvanced Calculus I and II (3450:521-522) and Mathematical Models (3450:536).If the student fails any part of this review, then that course will be added to therequired courses for the student and the total number of credits required for thedegree will reflect this.3450:510 Advanced Linear Algebra 33450:621 Real Analysis 33450:627 Advanced Numencal Analysis I 33450:635 OptimizatiOn 33450:636 Advanced Comb1natorics and Graph Theory 33470:650 Advanced Probabil'ity and Stochastic Process 33470:651 Probability and Statistics 43450:692 Seminar in Mathematics 1-3Thesis Option (30-39 credits)In addition to the placement review and core requrrements, 2-4 credits ofapproved 500/600-level courses in mathematics (3450), statistics (3460) or computerscience (3460), and 2-4 credits in 3450:699 Master's Thesis must be completed.Any graduate-level course may be substituted as an elective provided thatthis is approved beforehand by the student's advisory committee.Nonthesis Option (3342 credits)In addition to the placement review and core requirements, 9 credits of approved500/600-level courses in mathematics (3450), statistics (3460), or computer science(3460) must be completed. Any graduate-level course may be substituted asan elective provided that this is approved beforehand by the student's advisorycommittee.Successful completion of the Comprehensive Examinations in the courses3450:621, 627, 635, 636 and 3470:651 is required.333661-3Thesis Option (30 credits of graduate work)In addition to the core curriculum, 8-10 credits in 500/600-level mathematical sciencescourses and 2-4 credits in 3470:699 Master's Thesis must be completed.

38 The University of AkronMaster of Science - Computer ScienceAdmission RequirementsAll applicants for admission to the graduate program in computer science mustmeet the university requirements for graduate adm1ssion as published in Section3 of the Graduate Bulletin. In addition to these requirements, the applicant mustalso:• submit 3 letters of recommendation from individuals capable of evaluating theapplicant's potential for success in the program;• have earned a baccalaureate degree in computer science or a related disciplinefrom an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.00 or higher in computerscience and related courses;• demonstrate proficiency in the areas of differential and integral calculus, probabilityand statistics, discrete mathematics, and knowledge of at least one highlevel,general purpose programming language; and,• demonstrate proficiency in the areas of data structures, assembly language,computer organization, operating systems, and the theory of programming languages.A student deficient in one or more of these areas may be granted conditionaladmission.The Graduate Record Examination (Aptitude and Advanced Computer ScienceTests) is recommended.Degree RequirementsThe curriculum has been designed to follow the guidelines and recommendationsof the Association for Computing Machinery for Master's Programs in ComputerScience. Most full-time degree candidates admitted into the program will completethe degree requirements in two years. The thesis option requires 30 semesterhours of graduate work while the nonthesis option requires 33.• Core Courses (required of all students):Seven courses must be chosen from the following categories: two from each ofcategories A and B, and one from each of categories C, D, and E.A. Programming LanguagesB. Operating Systems and Computer ArchitectureC. Theoretical Computer ScienceD. Data and File St1ucturesE. Applications• Complete at least one 2-course sequence from each of the following groups:Group 1: (526, 626), (540, 640), (565, 665)Group 2: (555, 655). (557, 657). (560, 660). (570, 670). (575, 675)• 3460:692 Seminar in Computer Sc1ence. This seminar is an introduction toresearch in computer science. For thesis option students, it is the beginning of thethesis research.• At least 20 credits must be taken at the 600 level.• With prior consent, up to 3 credits of approved graduate-level work outside thedepartment may be substituted for elective courses in both the thesis and nonthesisoptions.• A written comprehensive examination, taking the form suggested by thedepartment. must be completed in the thesis or non-thesis option. The examinationwill cover four areas of computer science chosen by the student and thestudent's advisor. Two of the areas will be based on the two-course sequences(listed in Option II) above.Thesis Option (30 credits of graduate work)In addition to the core curriculum, 3-5 credits in approved 500/600-level departmentalcourses and 2-4 credits in 3460:699 Master's Thes1's must be completed.Non-thesis Option (33 credits of graduate work)In addition to the core curriculum, 9-10 credits in approved 500/600-level departmentalcourses must be completed.Coordinated ProgramCoordinated Engineering Applied Mathematics program for the Doctor ofPhilosophy in Engineering degree between the College of Engineering andthe Department of Mathematical SciencesThe faculty in the College of Engineering and the Department of MathematicalSciences have agreed to provide a coordinated program, subject to the followingconditions, for those graduate students who elect the interdisciplinary field ofEngineering Applied Mathematics.Admission RequirementsApplicants for the Engineering Applied Mathematics Program must have theirgraduate application and credentials evaluated by one of the departments in theCollege of Engineering and the Department of Mathematical Sciences. TheAdmission Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, as g1ven inthe Graduate Bulletin (see page 36, College of Engineering), shall apply to all appl~cants for the Engineering Applied Mathematics ProgramPhysicsMaster of Science• Complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits of approved courses in physics. Upto six credits of graduate-level electives outside the department may be includedin the program. There is no foreign language requirement for this degree.• A cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better for all graduate-level creditsapplicable toward the degree.• Complete an approved program of courses which includes the followingrequired courses:3650:551,2 Advanced Laboratory I. II 43650:615 Electromagnetic Theory I 33650:625 Quantum Mechanics I 33650:641 Lagrangian Mechanics 33650:661 Statistical Mechanics 3A student preparing for further graduate work in a physical science or for academicor industrial employment should include the following courses in the graduateprogram:3650581,23650:6163650:626Methods of Mathematical Physics I, IIElectromagnetic Theory IIQuantum Mechanics IIA student preparing for teaching secondary school science should include the followingcourses in the graduate program:3650:500 History of Physics 33650:504 Energy and Environment 33650:568 Digital Data Acquisition 23650:590 Workshops (maximum credit) 6A student must complete at least one of the following three options:Option A: A written exam covering the field of physics at the advanced graduatelevel.Option B: A formal report, based on an original research project, submitted in aform suitable for publication and approved by a physics faculty committee.Option C: A master's thesis.• Graduate research participation is strongly encouraged. Up to five credits maybe earned in 3650:697 Graduate ReseardJ, upon the completion of a graduateresearch project. One additional credit may, upon approval by the department,be permitted in 3650:699 Master's Thesis for the completion of a master's thesisbased on such research. A successful thesis may thus account for up to sixof the total of 30 graduate credits required.Political ScienceMaster of ArtsAdmissionAdmission is open to students who have completed a four-year undergraduatedegree and who fulfill the admission requirements of the Graduate Sdhool. TheGraduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.The Master of Arts in Political Science allows students to concentrate their studyin one of four areas: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics,or Political Theory.Students may also work toward certificates in Applied Politics and Public Policy inconjunction with their graduate studies.Degree Requirements• Complete 30 credits of graduate work, including 18 credits at the 600 level.Two required core courses:3700:600 Scope and Theory of Political Science3700:601 Research Methods 1n Polit1cal ScienceThree additional departmental seminars -Research, Thesis, nor Internship is considered a graduate seminar).Three additional credits at the 600 level.Twelve additional credits at the graduate level.633339 credits (Neither Independent• Pass a comprehensive written examination covering one field (American Politics,Comparative Politics, International Politics, or Political Theory).• Complete either of the following:A master's thesis, including six hours of thesis credit (3700:699) in preparation.These credits may be presented as part of the overal130-credit requirement. Thesistopic and completed thesis must be approved by the student's thesis committeeand the student must complete a successful oral defense of the thesis.A nonthesis option, which shall consist of two extended seminar papersapproved by a department committee of three persons dhosen by the studentwith the approval of the graduate adviser.

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