The Pure Mathematics Program is for individuals whose principal interest is pure mathematics. It is intended for students who are interested in either further graduate study. The Applied Mathematics Program is intended for students who wish to learn the applications of mathematics, in particular with a goal of working in industry. This program is also appropriate for the individual seeking the community college teaching credential. The Statistics Program is intended for students who wish to learn the applications of statistics with a goal of working in industry or a further graduate study. The Mathematics Education emphasis is intended for stuent interested in teahing at the secondary and post-secondary level, particularly those interested in mathematics education as a career.
Graduate Course Listing
Admission to the Program
An applicant for admission should have completed a baccalaureate degree programin mathematics comparable to that offered at this university or a baccalaureate degree in a related field with at least 20 quarter units of upper-division coursesin mathematics. Students whose undergraduate degree is in a field other than mathematics will generally find it necessary to follow a program of additional preparation before undertaking graduate work in mathematics.
Applicants for the Pure Mathematics Program must have course work which includes MAT 314, MAT 315, MAT 417, MAT 418 and MAT 428 (or their equivalent).
Applicants for the Applied Math Program must have course work which includes MAT 314, MAT 315, MAT 417 and MAT 428 (or their equivalent).
Work experience, as well as undergraduate course work, may be taken into account by the Graduate Committee for credit towards the admission of an applicant.
An upper-division grade point average of at least 3.0 is required for admission as an unconditional graduate student in mathematics. Each applicant will be considered by the departmental graduate committee and recommended for admission on the basis of all evidence applicable to the student's admission. An applicant not meeting the minimum standards of the department may be admitted as a conditional student, if space is available. The student must comply with the conditions of admittance within the time stipulated.
The student's program will be based upon his/her undergraduate preparation, current interests in mathematics, occupational and professional goals. During the first quarter of residence, each unconditional graduate student will prepare a contract in consultation with the graduate coordinator. This will define all courses and requirements which the student must fulfill to earn the degree. Once approved by the College of Science and verified by the Graduate Studies Office, the study list may be amended only by petition, as outlined in the appropriate sections of the college catalog.
Advancement to Candidacy
Advancement to candidacy is required of all students who register for MAT 696 (thesis) or 697 (comprehensive exam). In order to advance to candidacy, a student must:
1. Have an overall GPA of at least B (3.0);
2. Satisfy the GWT requirement;
3. Satisfy all requirements stipulated by the graduate coordinator at the time of admission;
4. Have a contract approved by the graduate coordinator and the Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies;
5. Complete at least 6 courses which appear on the student's contract, 4 of which must be at the 500 level;
6. Have at least a B (3.0) average on contract courses taken.
Contact Dr. John A. Rock, Coordinator of the Mathematics & Statistics Department Graduate Program, at email@example.com
Telephone: (909) 869-2404 Office: 8-103
Dept of Mathematics & Statistics,
Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 W. Temple Avenue. Pomona CA 91768
New and prospective graduate students may also visit the Cal Poly Pomona New Graduate Student Resource Guide .