Mathematics

The mission of the master program in mathematics is to provide high quality teaching in various fields of mathematics in order to prepare students for PhD studies or professional careers in mathematical sciences and related fields.

  • Enrich mathematical knowledge.
  • Enhance research in different areas of mathematics.
  • Provide a broad understanding of the major areas in mathematics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think logically and critically.
  • Learn how to formulate, analyze, and solve problems.
  • Gain the ability of scientific judgment and applying mathematics to other fields.
  • Develop oral and written communication skills.

After completing the program, graduates program acquire the following knowledge and concepts and shall be able to:

  • Know the fundamental facts, principles, and concepts of the discipline.
  • Perform the essential mathematical computations/operations.
  • Explain the theory / applications of several mathematical areas.
  • Investigate and solve math problems.
  • Display and interpret data.
  • Summarize scientific and mathematical concepts for a general audience.
  • Read mathematics critically.
  • Create, analyze, and communicate rigorous proofs.
  • Utilize appropriate technology and instruments to solve problems.
  • Model a significant real world problem and solve it using mathematical techniques.
  • Use numerical techniques for solving mathematical problems
  • Appreciation of the dynamic role of mathematics in science, society and history.
  • Employ mathematics in research and coursework.
  • Communicate mathematical ideas in appropriate contexts both orally and in writing.
  • Exhibit ethical and professional behavior.

Graduates of the program will be able to work in the following areas:

  • Ministry of Education(Schools and administration)
  • Universities and colleges.
  • Financial Establishments.
  • Palestinian Central Breuer of Statistics.
  • Research centers.
  • Pursue PhD studies
Program Requirements
  1. The program committee may require prerequisite courses for students.
  2. The program requires the completion of no less than 36 credit hours distributed as follows:


1. Compulsory Courses: (18 credit hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

MATH610 

Research Methodology 

 

MATH620 

Matrix Theory 

 

MATH631 

Abstract Algebra 

 

MATH633 

Numerical Analysis 

 

MATH634 

Real Analysis 

 

MATH635 

Topology 

 

MATH638

Partial Differential Equations

 

Note: All students are required to complete MATH610 within the first 15 hours of their registration in the program.

 

2. Elective Courses: (12 credit hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

MATH632 

Dynamical Systems 

 

MATH636 

Complex Analysis I

 

MATH637 

Linear Statistical Models 

 

MATH730 

Advanced Numerical Analysis

MATH633

MATH731 

Advanced Partial Differential Equations 

MATH638

MATH732 

Rings and Module Theory 

MATH631

MATH733 

Experimental Design 

 

MATH734 

Functional Analysis

MATH620MATH634

MATH735 

Mathematical Statistics 

 

MATH739 

Special Topics 

 

Note: Students can substitute three of the above mentioned elective courses with three courses from one of the following graduate programs (Applied Statistics, Scientific Computation, and Economics) after the approval of the Program Committee. In addition, and for graduation purposes, students can substitute one of the above mentioned courses with one fourth-year bachelor’s level course provided they have not taken this course during their bachelor’s degree studies, and after the approval of the Program Committee.

 

3. Track “A” or Track “B”:6 Credit Hours; Thesis or two Seminars​

Track

Track Title

Track Number

Prerequisite(s)

Track A 

Thesis 

MATH860 

Complete no less than 15 credit hours from the program 

Track B 

Seminars 

MATH830 

MATH831 

MATH610 and complete no less than 15 credit hours from the program

Note: Students can substitute one of the above mentioned seminar courses with one elective course from the program after the approval of the Program Committee.