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Pure Mathematics Graduate Certificate

Students pursuing a graduate certificate in Pure Mathematics need to complete four graduate-level courses (16 credit hours).  They will choose four out of the following six courses:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select four of the following:16
MAT 434
MAT 435
MAT 436
MAT 471
MAT 472
MAT 473

In special circumstances and with approval of the graduate program director, some of these courses can be substituted with other relevant courses.

Students in this certificate program must earn a grade of C- or higher in all graduate courses and finish with a cumulative GPA or 2.0 of higher.

The requirements for admission into this certificate program are:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Successful completion (with a grade of C- or higher) of the following undergraduate coursework:
    • A year of single-variable calculus (equivalent of MAT 150-151-152)
    • A course in multivariable calculus (equivalent of MAT 260 or MAT 640)
    • A course in linear algebra (equivalent of MAT 262 or MAT 672)
    • A course in abstract algebra (equivalent of MAT 310 or MAT 670-671)
    • A course in real analysis (equivalent of MAT 335 or MAT 680)

The admission process and review of applicants is managed by the Office of Graduate Admission via the online application and follows procedures similar to those used for existing graduate programs offered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

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Non-degree seeking students and students enrolled in other DePaul graduate degree programs

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. It is recommended that applicants coming from a non-math background should have completed the following minimum requirements: two years of calculus, including multivariate calculus and linear algebra; one course in statistics; and one course in scientific computer programming Applicants who do not have this preparation may be admitted on a conditional basis until they have completed the requirements with grades of B or better. To apply, complete a DePaul University College of Science and Health graduate admission online application and submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from all previous college course work. A bachelor's degree (from a regionally accredited institution), or equivalent, is required
  • Optional personal statement (200-300 words) describing your objectives and needs from the program

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