### Additional Requirements

Students may opt for a master's thesis (and registration in MATH 594a , MATH 594b ) or a written examination covering material from MATH 505a or MATH 507a , and MATH 541a , MATH 541b . The examination will normally be given at the end of the fall semester. Students must pass MATH 505a or MATH 507a , and MATH 541a , MATH 541b with a grade of B or higher. If a student receives a grade of B- or lower in any of these courses, the requirement can be waived upon passing the screening exam for the course at the master's level or higher.