### General Requirements for Graduate Degrees

#### Student Learning Outcomes

#### Mathematics

#### Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Degree concentrations include: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Applied Statistics, and Math Education. In addition to the Student Learning Outcomes for the B.S. degree, those who graduate with a M.S. degree in Mathematics will be able to:

- Demonstrate increased depth of understanding in most sub-disciplines of mathematics.
- Integrate sub-disciplines of mathematics and other disciplines as applicable in problem solving.
- Read and understand peer-reviewed mathematical literature.
- Identify mathematical problems and design solutions to solve these problems.

#### Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (Ph.D.)

In addition to the Student Learning Outcomes for the M.S. degree, those who graduate with a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics will be able to:

- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental ideas underlying the basic mathematical disciplines.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize significant research problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze problems, reach research solutions, and transmit the fundamental ideas to others.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge in mathematical sciences through successful completion of a qualifying and preliminary examination.
- Document an original contribution to mathematics through independent experimental design, peer-reviewed publication of results, and presentation and defense of an original thesis.

#### Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics (Ph.D.)

In addition to the Student Learning Outcomes for the M.S. degree, those who graduate with a Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics will be able to:

- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental ideas underlying the basic mathematical disciplines.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize significant research problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze problems, reach research solutions, and transmit the fundamental ideas to others.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge in biostatistics through successful completion of a qualifying and preliminary examination.
- Document an original contribution to biostatistics through independent experimental design, peer-reviewed publication of results, and presentation and defense of an original thesis.