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Graduate Literal Transition Plan

This page if for students who started a masters or doctoral degree in the quarter system and will finish it in the semester system.

Since students will have fulfilled part of their requirements under quarters, we express the semester requirements using "x" to denote the portion of a particular requirement that was already satisfied in quarters. The function "floor(y)" denotes rounding y down to the nearest integer and the function "ceiling(y)" denotes rounding y up to the nearest integer. So for example if a masters student has taken x=27 quarter credits then they must take floor((55-x)*2/3)) =floor((55-27)*2/3) =floor(28*2/3) =floor(18+2/3) =18 more semester credits. If a masters student in the Applied track has taken 2 quarter MATH courses above 599 then they must take ceiling((3-x)*2/3)) =ceiling((3-2)*2/3)) =ceiling(2/3) =1 more semester MATH course above 5999.

Masters Program

Applied Track

Requirement in Quarters Residual Requirement in Semesters
55 credits floor((55-x)*2/3)) more credits
10 MATH courses floor((10-x)*2/3) more MATH courses
3 MATH courses above 599 ceiling((3-x)*2/3)) more MATH courses above 5999
MATH 511 if x=0 then MATH 5200, MATH 5210, or MATH 5221
MATH 544 or 546 or 552 if x=0 then MATH 5600 or 5530
At least 3 course in a specific subject area. ceiling((3-x)*2/3)) more courses in that area
A non-math course if x=0 then a non-math course
A second non-math course, or internship, or thesis/project if x=0 then a second non-math course, or internship, or thesis/project

Computational Track

Requirement in Quarters Residual Requirement in Semesters
55 credits floor((55-x)*2/3)) more credits
3 courses above 599 ceiling((3-x)*2/3)) more courses above 5999
6 MATH courses floor((6-x)*2/3) more MATH courses
1 MATH course above 599 if x=0 then 1 MATH course above 5999
MATH 511 if x=0 then MATH 5200, MATH 5210, or MATH 5221
MATH 544 or 546 if x=0 then MATH 5600
6 CS courses floor((6-x)*2/3) more CS courses
1 CS course above 599 if x=0 then 1 CS course above 5999
CS 504 if x=0 then CS 5040
CS 506 if x=0 then CS 5060
CS 542 if x=0 then CS 5420
A non-math non-CS course, or internship, or thesis/project if x=0 then a non-math non-CS course, or internship, or thesis/project

Pure Track

Requirement in Quarters Residual Requirement in Semesters
55 credits floor((55-x)*2/3)) more credits
10 MATH courses floor((10-x)*2/3) more MATH courses
3 MATH courses above 599 ceiling((3-x)*2/3)) more MATH courses above 5999
3 courses in a concentration area ceiling((3-x)*2/3)) more courses in that area
3 courses in a second concentration area ceiling((3-x)*2/3)) more courses in that area
A non-math course, or internship, or thesis, or fourth course above 599 if x=0 then a non-math course, or internship, or thesis, or course above 5999

Post-Secondary Teaching Track

The requirements for this track are custom-designed, but roughly follow those in the Applied track. The transition plan will be negotiated with your advisor.

Doctoral Program

Most of the requirments for the doctoral degree are not course-based and so are not effected by the transition. The subjects for the written comprehensive examinations are the same, but the courses that they depend upon have changed, so the content will change slightly. The exam will be constructed to either apply to both sets of courses or have two versions of the exam. The Breadth Requirement transitions as indicated below:

Requirement in Quarters Residual Requirement in Semesters
6 MATH courses above 599, excluding those in the subjects of their written exams ceiling((6-x)*2/3)) more MATH courses above 5999, excluding those subjects
2 MATH courses above 599 in an examination subject in which the student did not take the exam ceiling((2-x)*2/3)) more MATH courses above 5999 of that type