**Advisor:** Dr. Vadim Ponomarenko <vponomarenko@mail.sdsu.edu> 619-594-6176 GMCS-511

**Applications:** Details on applying to the Mathematics program can be obtained here: http://www.math.sdsu.edu/gradadm/

**Financial Aid:** The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers teaching assistantships for the support of qualified students. Applications should include transcripts and two letters of reference and must be submitted to the Department Chairperson. Teaching assistants normally teach two lower division sections (6 units) per semester.

**General Requirement:** General requirements for unclassified standing, classified standing, and advancement to candidacy are described in the Graduate Bulletin. Students should file an Official Program soon after the beginning of the final year of study. An Official Program must be filed prior to taking the last nine units of graduate course work.

**Department Requirements:**

1. Complete 30 units of approved 500, 600, and 700 level courses, of which at least 24 units must be in mathematics. At least 21 units must be at the 600 level or above. Mathematics 600, 601, and 602 may not be part of this degree. No more than six units of Mathematics 797 and 798 will be accepted toward the degree.

2. Among the 30 units of coursework, students must include at least two courses in the area of algebra chosen from courses 623, 627A, 627B and at least two courses in analysis chosen from courses 630A, 630B, 631A, 631B.

3. Before entering the program, students should have completed the following courses or their equivalents: Mathematics 521B, 524, 532, 534B. If a student has not had these courses before entering the program, they must be taken during the first year. (A maximum of two of these courses may be applicable toward the degree course requirements.)

4. With departmental approval, students may select Plan A and complete Mathematics thesis 799A .