Master’s Degrees Awarded by the Minor Field

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By special arrangement with the Graduate School, Ph.D. students in the field of Math can receive a Master's degree in the field of Computer Science, and vice versa.
Master of Science (M.S.) in Mathematics for Computer Science Ph.D. students
The student must be enrolled in the Ph.D. or M.S./Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Cornell. 
1. Registration for four semesters at Cornell University. 
2. A member of the Graduate Field of Mathematics on the special committee
3. Passing an A-exam in the student's major field of study
4. Four of the following six courses:
- Analysis: Math 6110 (Real Analysis) and Math 6120 (Complex Analysis). 
- Algebra: Math 6310 and Math 6320.
- Topology/geometry: Math 6510 (Algebraic Topology) or Math 6520 (Differentiable Manifolds). 
At least one course must be selected from each of the three areas analysis, algebra, and topology/geometry. 
5. One other one-semester course in Mathematics numbered 6000 or above. 
All courses taken in fulfillment of these requirements must be taken for grade credit, and grades of B- or better in all coursework are required. 
Students in Mathematics interested in pursuing a Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science, click here to visit the program page.