Master of Science in Mathematics

The M.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences is a 30 credit hour program that is offered both full and part time within the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Students are required to complete 24 credit hours of coursework in addition to 6 credit hours assigned to research and a completion of a M.Sc. thesis. The coursework includes 4 credit hours of College of Science requirements (Ethics, Research Methods and Statistics), 3 core mathematics courses, and 2 department seminars( a total of 11 credit hours) in addition to 3 elective courses (9 credit hours) that allow the student to specialize in any specific topic related to pure or applied mathematics. Student progress is overseen by a research supervisor (and co-supervisors) and a thesis defense committee. The program is a fee-based program open for all students who meet the entry requirements.

Program Objectives

  • To provide students with a comprehensive advanced knowledge of the main areas of mathematics;
  • To provide students with the necessary background for further studies in Mathematics, and enhance their   research capabilities;
  • To produce graduates with high level of analytic and numerical skills;
  • To train students to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Discuss in depth concepts, techniques, and results related to active research in Mathematics.
  • Solve mathematical problems using theoretical tools and/or modeling.
  • Develop concise mathematical proofs.
  • Produce a comprehensive independent work, including a literature review.
  • Contribute actively to research projects in mathematics, using an adequate methodology.
  • Communicate effectively mathematical results to a specialized audience.
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues related to science, research, and work.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 30 hours

College of Science

Required Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
COSC501Research Methods1.000
COSC502Ethics of Scientific Research1.000
COSS633Seminar  10.000 - 3.000
STAT503Applied Statistics2.000
1 : (Taken twice)


Mathematical Sciences

Required Courses (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH510Real Analysis3.000
MATH520Numerical Analysis3.000
MATH540Algebra I3.000

Elective Courses (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH513Calculus on Manifolds3.000
MATH515Complex Analysis3.000
MATH517Advanced Geometry 3.000
MATH522Numerical Methods in Differential Equations3.000
MATH541Number Theory3.000
MATH561General Topology3.000
MATH570Theory of Partial Differential Equations3.000
MATH772Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations3.000
MATH573Dynamical Systems & Chaos Theory3.000
MATH611Several Complex Variables3.000
MATH612Measure Theory3.000
MATH616Functional Analysis3.000
MATH622Finite Element Methods3.000
MATH640Algebra II3.000
MATH662Algebraic Topology3.000
MATH670Advanced Partial Differential Equations3.000
MATH675The Mathematics of Finance3.000
MATH690Selected Topics3.000
MATH695Independent Studies3.000



Required Course (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
COSR699Thesis0.000 - 6.000