Mathematics (MA-Non Thesis)

Degree: Masters Degrees

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The Department of Mathematics is one of the highest ranked mathematics graduate programs in the southeast. It is also one of the largest departments at UGA. The Department of Mathematics offers four graduate degrees: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Arts Non-Thesis (MA), Master of Applied Mathematical Science (MAMS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The Department of Mathematics is in UGA�s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. It is located in Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center which is situated adjacent to the Science Library on UGA�s south campus.

The department offers instruction and research training in the areas of algebra; analysis; applied mathematics; ordinary, partial, and stochastic differential equations; algebraic, differential, and integral geometry; mathematical physics; number theory; numerical analysis; probability and stochastic processes; and topology. Financial aid in the form of assistantships is available to students admitted into the graduate program. This support will be continued for up to six years (five years for students admitted with a Masters degree), as long as the student makes timely progress and maintains a satisfactory academic record.


Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Old College
Athens, GA 30602-1732
Phone: 706/542-3400

Academic Department

Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, GA 30602-7403
Phone: 706/542-2211


Graduate Coordinator

Ming-Jun Lai


The purpose of the MA (Master of Arts) program in mathematics is to offer students who hold a Bachelor�s degree in mathematics an opportunity to broaden their knowledge in several areas of mathematics and its applications. The MA program trains students for careers outside the standard research university environment. This program will prepare a student for teaching at junior colleges or for careers in business, government, or industry. An inadequately prepared PhD applicant may be admitted to the MA program with the possibility of transferring later to the PhD program if he or she makes sufficient progress.

Candidates for the MA Degree without Thesis take 33 credit hours of mathematics-related coursework, and also take written comprehensive examinations in three areas, chosen from Algebra, Analysis, Applied Math, and Topology. They also must demonstrate knowledge of one foreign language.

See also the listing for MATHEMATICS (MA) for a description of the MA Degree with Thesis.



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