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**Graduate** Studies 37**The** 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. **The**third 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 pr**of**essors 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 tw**of**aculty 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 **The**ory3450:625 Analytic Function **The**ory3450:692 Seminar in Mathematics**The**sis Option (30-39 credits)In addition to the placement review and core requirements, S-11 credits **of**500/600-level courses in mathematics (3450), statistics (3460), or approved computerscience (3460), and 2-4 credits in 3450:699 Master's **The**sis 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 **The**oryAdvanced Numerical Analysis I, IIMethods **of** Applied MathematiCS I, IISeminar 1n MathematiCS**The**sis Option (30-39 credits)In addition to the placement review and core requirements, 3-5 credits **of**approved 500/600 level courses in mathematics (3450), statrstics (3460), or computerscience (3460), and 2-4 credits in 3450:699 Master's **The**s1s 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 **The**ory 33470:650 Advanced Probabil'ity and Stochastic Process 33470:651 Probability and Statistics 43450:692 Seminar in Mathematics 1-3**The**sis Option (30-39 credits)In addition to the placement review and core requrrements, 2-4 credits **of**approved 500/600-level courses in mathematics (3450), statistics (3460) or computerscience (3460), and 2-4 credits in 3450:699 Master's **The**sis 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.333661-3**The**sis 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 **The**sis must be completed.

38 **The** **University** **of** **Akron**Master **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 pr**of**iciency 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 pr**of**iciency 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 Requirements**The** curriculum has been designed to follow the guidelines and recommendations**of** 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 **of**categories A and B, and one from each **of** categories C, D, and E.A. Programming LanguagesB. Operating Systems and Computer ArchitectureC. **The**oretical 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.**The**sis 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 **The**s1'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 **of**Philosophy in Engineering degree between the College **of** Engineering andthe Department **of** Mathematical Sciences**The** 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 **of**Engineering 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. **The**Admission 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. **The**re 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 **The**ory 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 **The**ory 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 **The**sis for the completion **of** a master's thesisbased on such research. A successful thesis may thus account for up to six**of** 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. **The****Graduate** 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 **The**ory.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 **The**ory **of** Political Science3700:601 Research Methods 1n Polit1cal ScienceThree additional departmental seminars -Research, **The**sis, 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 **The**ory).• Complete either **of** the following:A master's thesis, including six hours **of** thesis credit (3700:699) in preparation.**The**se credits may be presented as part **of** the overal130-credit requirement. **The**sistopic 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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