Master’s Degree in Math

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 Math 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 Math Graduate Field 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 numbered 6000 or above. 

6. 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. 

Master of Science (M.S.) for students in the Math graduate program

Students may receive a Master of Science (M.S.) in Math either by passing the A-exam in Math or by completing coursework. In the latter case, requirements (4), (5), and (6) above must be satisfied.