Department of Mathematics
Ross Hall, Room 202
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3036
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4221
Fax: 307-766-6838
Email: gauss@uwyo.edu
Contact Graduate Coordinator Lori Dockter (307-766-6546) with questions.
Candidates for the M.S. must:
Pass the competency exam.
Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Complete one semester of Math 5800-01, Professional Development.
Complete 4 credits of Math 5960, Thesis Research (not required for a Plan B degree).
Write and present a Plan A Thesis or a Plan B paper.
Complete at least 30 hours of formal course work at the 5000 level or above. Within these hours, the following core mathematics courses must be completed with a grade of A or B:
1. Real Variables I (5200)
2. Complex Variables I (5230)
3. Methods of Applied Mathematics I (5400)
4. Computational Methods I (5310)
5. Advanced Linear Algebra (5500)
6. Graduate Abstract Algebra I (5550)
Candidates for the Ph.D. must:
Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Pass the competency exam and a qualifying exam.
Teach two semesters of college mathematics.
Pass a written and oral preliminary exam.
Demonstrate competence in a research tool, such as a foreign language or a mathematical software package.
Write and orally defend a doctoral dissertation.
Complete a combination of 72 semester hours of coursework and dissertation research.
- A maximum of 12 hours can be at the 4000 level, and at least 42 hours must be formal courses at the 5000 level or above.
- Six of the courses must be the cores courses for the M.S. degree completed with a grade of A or B. (A student arriving with an M.S. from another institution may petition the graduate committee to substitute appropriate transfer credits.)
- One of the courses must be from the department's approved list of broadening courses, completed with a grade of A or B.
- The student needs to take 2 credits of Math 5800-02, Seminars and Colloquia.
- The student needs to complete at least two courses from two of the categories below, and at least one from a third category:
Algebra, Combinatorics, & Number Theory
- Information Theory
- Cryptography or Computational Number Theory
- Modern Number Theory
- Matrix Theory (5570)
- Abstract Algebra II (5555)
- Combinatorics (5510)
Analysis
- Applied Functional Analysis (5270)
- Probability and Stochastic Processes
- Modern PDE (5440)
- Advanced Functional Analysis (5275)
- Calculus of Variations and Control Theory
Applied & Computational Mathematics:
- Methods of Applied Math II (5405)
- Scientific Computing II (5340)
- Mathematical Modeling (5230)
- Applied Nonlinear Differential Equations (5430)