The Departments of Mathematics and Economics offer selected students the option of obtaining a dual M.S. degree in applied mathematics and an M.A. degree in economics within an integrated program. Students enrolled in the dual master's degree program may obtain degrees based on 48 credit hours of course work. In each degree field a minimum of 18 hours of graduate courses is required.
The students are required to take from the Department of Mathematics two of the following core courses: Math 8440, 8445, 8480; and choose 4 more elective courses from the following list: 7140, 7300, 7310, 7320, 7500, 7520, 7700, 7900, 8425, 8440, 8445, 8480, 8680. (In appropriate situations, comparable course may be substituted with the approval of the advisor and Director of Graduate Studies).
The students are required to take from the Department of Economics the following core courses: 8451, 8453, 8472 (8451 may be replaced by 9451 and 8453 by 9453 for students who satisfy the prerequisites of these 9000 level classes.); two elective courses from the following list of Economics classes: 7311, 7312 , 7315, 7316, 7322, 7325, 7326 , 7329, 7340, 7355, 7360, 7367, 7368, 7370, 7371, 8001, 8085, 8090, 9xxx (excluding 9413, 9090 and 9480).
In addition, students are required to take the following shared 8000-level graduate courses: Math 8190 or 8090, Math 8420, Econ 8413, Econ 8473. and to complete an M.A. paper in economics (normally undertaken in Economics 8413) and a master's project or thesis in mathematics (Math 8190 or 8090). Students are encouraged to undertake a single project that will satisfy both requirements. It is expected that the project will contain substantial work done in each field.
Up to 8 hours of transfer credit may be applied as follows: to one of the two degree programs, or divided between the two degree programs. The 8 hours of transfer credits cannot be applied to each degree program separately.