# Master of Arts Degree (Professional Option)

__Admission__

The minimum requirements for admission to this program are:

- A bachelor’s degree with a major in mathematics or equivalent mathematical training.
- Evidence that the student is likely to succeed:
- This must include three letters of recommendation from mathematicians, usually the applicant’s current or former teachers.
- A complete transcript of previous college studies including grades in all mathematics courses.
- Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE general). The mathematics subject test is not required.

- Acceptance by both the Mathematics Department and the Graduate School.

**Requirements of the Professional-Option MA Degree in Mathematics**

In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, the following are required

- Completion of 30 credits in graduate courses approved by the department with a 3.0 overall grade point average.
- Passing either the PhD comprehensive examination, or the separate MA comprehensive exam.
- The MA comprehensive exam consists of the final examinations in MAT 530, MAT 531, MAT 534, MAT 535, MAT 542, MAT 544, and MAT 550, or the equivalent.

- A nine-credit minor. The minor program consists of three courses in an allied area such as applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, or theoretical physics.

__Deadlines for Applications__:

- for Fall admission May 5
- for Spring admission Nov 15

Applications must be submitted online at app.applyyourself.com/?id=sunysb-gs. This site contains detailed instructions.

You can find this site on the Graduate home page

http://www.grad.sunysb.edu/admissions/app_info.shtml

To apply to the Masters (Professional Option) program, you need to fill out an application form and include the following material:

- A statement of purpose, describing your background and interests
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- At least three recommendation letters; this is the most important part of your application
- Test scores. All applicants are required to take the GRE General test; subject GRE tests, including the GRE Math Test, are not required.
- Application fee (currently $100)

GRE scores (general scores only) must be received by the university in electronic form from ETS; photocopies of your test report are not acceptable. To have the scores sent to us, use the following codes:

Department code: 0703

Stony Brook University Institution code: 2548

Please have your transcripts and any recommendation letters sent directly to the mathematics dept:

Stony Brook University

Mathematics Dept - 3651

100 Nicolls Road

Stony Brook NY 11794-3651

Attn: Donna McWilliams

Please direct questions to the Director of this Program:

Professor Marco Martens 631-632-4893 marco AT math.sunysb.edu

Or the Graduate Program Coordinator:

Donna McWilliams 631-632-8282 donna AT math.sunysb.edu