M.A. requirements

Summary of M.A. requirements

Option Total No. of Credit Hours Course Level Courses Required Research Component Exams
(For students pursuing a Ph.D. degree in our department.)
30 700 and above

At least 12 hours at 800 level or above
Pass two quals, one in algebra or analysis and one in numerical analysis or probability and statistics.
(For students that intend to pursue a Ph.D. degree at some other univeristy after their M.A.)
30 700 and above 800, 810, 820, 830, 831 2-6 hours (896, 899, 990, 993, etc....)

Oral Exam
(Most common option for student interested in a terminal M.A. degree)
36 600 and above

At least 24 hours at 700 level or above
727, 765, 781, 790, 791 2-6 hours (896, 899, 990, 993, etc....)

Project or Thesis
Oral Exam
Thesis Defense
GRA/GTA must be enrolled in at least six credit hours in fall and spring.

Non GTA/GRA international students must be enrolled in nine hours.

Recognition Ceremony Honors Employees’ Service

Congratulations to our faculty and staff who will be recognized at the 2017 Employee Recognition Ceremony for their years of service to KU.

Joseph Huber 10 years
Zsolt Talata 10 years
George Kangas 15 years
Milena Stanislavova 15 years
Atanas Stefanov 15 years
Erik Van Vleck 15 years
Yaozhoung Hu 20 years
Kerrie Brecheisen 30 years
Jeff Lang 30 years