Program of Study
The Master's program usually takes three semesters, but students with strong backgrounds may complete it in two. Teaching fellowships are not available to master's students, but tuition reductions of 25 to 50 percent may be available. The normal first year of study consists of MATH 131a and b, 141a and b, and 151a and b. With the permission of the Graduate Advising Head, a student with superior preparation may omit one or more of these courses and elect higher-level courses instead. In this case the student must take an examination in the equivalent material during the first two weeks of the course. The second year's work will normally consist of MATH 140a in the first semester plus one other MATH course numbered 130 or higher, which may be a reading course.
There is no teaching requirement for the master's degree.
The minimum academic residence requirement is one year.
Proficiency in reading one of French, German or Russian.
Combined B.A./M.A. Program
Undergraduate students enrolled at Brandeis are eligible for the B.A./M.A. program in mathematics if they have completed MATH 131a and b; 140a; 141a and b; and 151a and b, plus one other MATH course numbered 130 or higher, which may be a reading course, with a grade of B- or better, and demonstrated a reading knowledge of mathematical French, German or Russian. In addition, students must fulfill a minimum of three years' residence on campus. A student must make formal written application for admission to this program on forms available at the Graduate School office. This must be done no later than May 1 preceding his/her final year of study on campus.