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1- Master of Science in Mathematics (thesis and courses option)

Since 1980 the Mathematics Department has offered a Master of Science Degree which requires, both, course study and a Thesis work. The aim of this Program is to provide the students with a strong mathematical background, and at the same time to enable them to specialize in one of their chosen areas of interest in Mathematics. Many students had graduated from the Department through this option. Currently the Department is planning the introduction of  a Master's Program by courses only. This aims at providing the student with a broad background of a number of courses which makes it possible for him to work in more than one field, in addition to the possibility of continuing his postgraduate study for a Ph.D. degree.

Program Objectives
1- Broadening the general mathematical skill of the students while offering them opportunity to gain in depth knowledge in a chosen branch.

2- Preparing the students to study independently and acquainting themselves with scientific research processes.

3- Raising the abilities of capable students to the standard required for commencing a Ph.D. program, and dealing with the frontiers of current mathematical research.

4- Contributing to meet the requirements of the Kingdom for specialists in Mathematics in the fields of Education, Industry and Planning.

 

Admission Requirements

Beside the admission criteria stipulated in the Unified Graduate Studies Statutes for Saudi universities, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

1- The applicant must hold a B.Sc. degree (Science or Education) in Mathematics with a GPA of at least 3.75 out of 5.

2- The applicant must score at least 70% marks in the aptitude test for graduates organized by the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education.

3- The applicant must pass the written admission test arranged by the Department.

Degree Requirements

1)    The student must successfully complete (24) credit hours of the courses.

2)    The student must present a satisfactory research thesis in his chosen area of specialization.

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2- Master of Science in Mathematics (Courses Option)

ThisProgram is not for a new degree but a stream designed to renew the standard and course contents while reducing the role of the thesis work in the current Program. Therefore, the general aims of the previous program are retained. Moreover, this Program is expected to achieve the following added benefits:

-  1- Provision of a broad spectrum of mathematical knowledge suitable for students whose graduate study ends with an M. sc. Degree. In particular for those candidates who are suppose to work in the field of education.

-  2- In the presence of a successful Ph.D. program, the depth of  mathematical knowledge furnished by the new program should provide students with the required background for successfully meeting the demands of the Ph.D. Program (such as the comprehensive examination).

-  3- Enrolment of a bigger number of applicants without significantly increasing the Department's load of supervision commitments.

   4- The new program offers some recent specialties (such as discrete mathematics and computational mathematics) which bestow on the graduates a professional aura that should prove useful for employment in some applied fields like computer systems and digital communication.

    Admission Requirements

     Beside the admission criteria stipulated in the unified graduate studies regulations for Saudi universities, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

1) 1- The applicant must hold a B.Sc. degree (Science or Education) in Mathematics with a GPA of at least 3.75 out of 5.

2) 2- The applicant must score at least 70% in the aptitude test for graduates organized by the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education.

3) 3- The applicant must pass the written admission test arranged by the Department.

 

Degree Requirements

The student must successfully complete 42 credit hours of M.Sc. courses in four semesters as follows:

  • 35     hours of compulsory courses.

  • 4       hours from optional courses.
  • 3       hours for a research project.

 

Program Structure

42 Credit hours including a research project of three credit hours:

 

 

 

Number and Code of the course

Number & Type of Courses

Credit Hours

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9  Core Courses

35

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1  Elective Course

4

MATH 5991

Research Project

3

Total

 

42

 

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