Graduate Programs
M.S. Program
in Information Systems (Non Thesis)
M.S. Program in Mathematics and Computer Science (With Thesis)
Ph.D. Program in
Mathematics and Computer Science
I. Admission
Admission is by the Graduate Committee of the
Department through a written examination. Written examination covers the
following topics:
 Introduction to Computers
 Introduction to Information Systems
II. Deficiency courses
The program is interdepartmental and interdisciplinary master program. Any
student, who has not passed the courses in Introduction to
Programming, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Data Structures,
Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, and
Linear Algebra in bachelor program, must take relevant courses as
deficiency courses.
III. Courses
The study in the program is based on the following
two options:
 A student has to take at least fourteen
threecredit courses offered by the department. According to the rules,
specifications, and course quotas announced by respective departments,
courses can be also chosen among those offered by doctoral staff of
other departments.
 A student has to take at least ten threecredit
courses among those described above, and Term Project.
List of courses
IV. Term Project
A student with CGPA of 3.5 or
above starting third semester of study can be assigned Term Project. Term
Project should be carried out under supervision of doctoral faculty member
and completed within one semester.
M.S. Program in Mathematics and Computer Science
( With
Thesis )
I.
Admission
Admission is by the Graduate Studies Committee of
the Department through a written examination and an interview. The written
examination covers the following topics:
 Linear Algebra
 Calculus
 Introduction to Computer
Science
II.
Courses
The following 3 courses are compulsory for all
graduate students regardless of their area of study
The fourth compulsory course is selected by the
student under the guidance of his/her supervisor from the following:
Any of the above three courses taken in addition will
be counted as a basic course.
Every student in the program must take and pass four
compulsory courses and at least two of the basic courses. The compulsory
courses must be registered in the first year of studies.
III. Thesis
The thesis consists of an
abstract and introduction, a survey of known knowledge in the area
concerned, the candidate's own contributions and a list of cited references.
The content of the thesis should reflect the student's
own understanding of the research topic. It should contain a piece of work
which, although not necessarily original, is not readily available in the
literature.
Ph.D. Pogram in
Mathematics and Computer Science
I. Admission
Admission is by the Graduate Studies Committee of the
Department through a written examination and an interview.
The candidates applying for Ph.D. studies must have
acquired a complemented M.S. degree in Mathematics or equivalent.
Application should include a reference letter from one of the faculty
members expressing his/her willingness to supervise the applicant.
The written examination covers the compulsory courses
of the M.S. program.
II.
Courses
Every student must take and pass
at least two basic courses of the M.S. program which she/he has not taken or
has taken and failed before.
For the basic courses which she/he has already taken
and which are closely related to his/her research field, at least B grade is
required.
III.
Qualifying Examination
The qualifying examination consists of a written
and an oral parts which are organized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The written examination consists of two parts: one on
a major topic and one on a minor topic. The major and minor topics should be
chosen by the supervisor of the student among the following topics:
 Algebra
 Analysis
 Applied Mathematics
 Combinatorics
 Computer Science
 Differential Geometry and
Topology
 Numerical Analysis
 Probability Theory
The student who is successful in the written part
is expected to present her/his proposed or ongoing research project. The
student who is not successful in the written part is considered
unsatisfactory.
Questions in the oral examination will be mostly on
the research project but can be related to the major and minor topics of the
written examination as well.
IV.
Thesis
The general format and the requirements for a Ph.D.
thesis are the same as described in the M.S. Program. However, more
mathematical maturity is expected from the literature survey part, and the
contributions of the candidate must be original of publishable quality.
Before a thesis jury can be appointed, one paper
dealing with issues related to the thesis research of the student must have
been published or accepted for publication in a research journal referenced
in the Science Citation Index.
Last Modified:
June 02, 2004
