Nov 30, 2022  
Graduate Record 2022-2023 
    
Graduate Record 2022-2023

Mathematics


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Kerchof Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400137
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4137
(434) 924-4919
www.math.virginia.edu


Degree Requirements


Master of Arts


Students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 credits of graded coursework, including MATH 5330 (Advanced Multivariate Calculus), up to nine credits taken in other departments and up to six credits of thesis research.  Permissible substitutes for MATH 5330 include MATH 7310 (Real Analysis and Linear Spaces I), MATH 7320 (Real Analysis and Linear Spaces II), MATH 7340 (Complex Analysis I), MATH 7751 (Algebra I) and MATH 7752 (Algebra II).

Students are expected to pass a final master’s examination and may elect, in addition, to complete a thesis.

Master of Science


Students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 credits of graded coursework, including:

Higher-level substitutes may be approved for the required courses.

Doctor of Philosophy


Of the 72 credits required for the doctoral degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 24 credits of graded coursework, including:

Students are expected to pass two written general examinations chosen from the areas of analysis, algebra, and topology.  Students are expected to attempt two different general examinations before the beginning of the third semester, to pass at least one general examination before the beginning of the fourth semester, and to pass both exams before the beginning of the sixth semester.

Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to commence dissertation research by passing an oral examination before the conclusion of their fourth semester on material selected by the faculty from among second-year courses. If deficiencies are noted, the examining panel will make recommendations for improvement and meet again with the student before the beginning of the fifth semester.

Students pursing research in the history of mathematics are expected to pass a written translation examination in two foreign languages, typically French and German, by the conclusion of the fifth semester.

Students are expected to complete all requirements stated above by the conclusion of their fifth semester.

Students are expected to write and defend a dissertation.

Courses


Please follow this link to a listing of graduate course offerings for this program: Graduate Courses Arts & Sciences . Some programs limit the number of credits offered outside the department or school that a student may allocate toward degree requirements.  All course enrollment is subject to approval each term by the Director of Graduate Studies.