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Graduate Studies, Office of the Dean
York University
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Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3
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Tel: (416) 736-5521
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Change to Program/Graduate Diploma Academic Requirements
Proposal Template
The following information is required for all proposals involving a change to program/graduate diploma academic
requirements, including admission requirements. To facilitate the review/approval process, please use the headings
below (and omit the italicized explanations below each heading).
1. Program/Graduate Diploma: Regular M.A. program in Mathematics and Statistics
2. Effective Session of Proposed Change(s): Fall 2015
3. Proposed Change(s) and Rationale
The description of and rationale for the proposed change(s) should provide information with respect to
each of the following points. Please provide:
a) A description of the proposed change(s) and rationale, including alignment with academic
plans.
There is a minor change where the students are required to give two talks instead of one for the M.A. by a
thesis. The stated regulations in the minicaledar always required two talks and so this is just an update of
calendar text to match current regulations.
The last course in the graduate program that was 6.0 credits was MATH 6120 6.0: Modern Algebra. To
appeal to a larger audience, this course is being replaced by MATH 6121 3.0: Applied Algebra and MATH
6122 3.0: Algebra II. It is therefore necessary to change the courses listed in the pure math stream in the
M.A. program.
The course MATH 6900 3.0: Operations Research I was an integrated course with MATH 4170 6.0:
Operations Research and starting in Fall 2015 this course was cancelled. In its place, there were two
undergraduate courses MATH 4171 3.0 and MATH 4172 3.0 proposed and one graduate course MATH
6904 3.0: Modern Optimization. The plan was to offer MATH 6904 3.0 in alternating years to MATH 4172
3.0. This makes it necessary to offer other options in the applied math stream in the M.A. program for
years when it was not offered. In addition, the course MATH 6651 3.0 was already integrated with MATH
4141 3.0 so some of the students that had taken the couse as an undergraduate and needed other
choices for courses to take during the M.A. degree.
The probability M.A. stream has as a requirement MATH 6620 3.0: Mathematical Statistics. There were a
number of students who were interested in this stream that found that they did not have sufficient
statistics background to be taking the course and were not learning the necessary statistics by taking the
class. Moreover, MATH 6605 3.0: Probability Theory was not in the list of courses for the probability
stream, possibly because it was not offered often enough.
Moreover in all three of these streams we want to increase the number of courses that can be taken to
complete the requirement. There is no obvious reason that the choices should be so limited and the
mathematics department had been offering more courses that could be used to show that students had
fullfilled the stream requirement.
b) An outline of the changes to requirements and the associated learning outcomes, including
how the proposed requirements will support the achievement of program/graduate diploma
learning objectives.
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Graduate Studies, Office of the Dean
York University
230 York Lanes - 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3
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Tel: (416) 736-5521
yorku.ca/grads
The students completing the thesis requirement need to complete two talks and not one.
The list of courses for the pure mathematics, applied mathematics and probability stream are increased.
MATH 6120 6.0 is replaced by MATH 6121 3.0 and MATH 6122 3.0. MATH 6900 3.0: Operations
Research I is removed from the list of courses in the applied mathematics stream.
c) An overview of the consultation undertaken with relevant academic units and an assessment of
the impact of the modifications on other programs/graduate diplomas. (Where and as appropriate,
the proposal must include statements from the relevant program/graduate diplomas confirming
consultation/support.)
The discussion about how to precisely change the M.A. streams was carried out by email with members
of the sections. The proposal to change the M.A. streams was discussed at the graduate executive
meeting on September 30th and then a precise text was discussed and voted on at the graduate executive
meeting on October 21st. The final proposal and text was discussed and voted on by the entire
department graduate faculty from October 27-31 by email.
d) A summary of any resource implications and how they are being addressed. (Attention should be
paid to whether the proposed changes will be supported by a reallocation of existing resources or if
new/additional resources are required. If new/additional resources are required, the proposal must
include a statement from the relevant Dean(s)/Principal.)
Increasing the number of courses that students can take in order to complete this requirement will allow
us to offer a greater variety of courses on rotation with more flexibility rather than the same courses every
year. Otherwise, there are no obvious resource implications.
e) A summary of how students currently enrolled in the program/graduate diploma will be
accommodated.
The M.A. program is generally a one year program. While there are a few students who might take
longer than one year, those students will finish the program under the regulations for the 2014-15
academic year.
4. Calendar Copy
Using the following two-column format, provide a copy of the relevant program/graduate diploma
requirements as they will appear in the graduate Calendar.
Existing Program/Graduate Diploma Information
(change from)
Proposed Program/Graduate Diploma Information
(change to)
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Master of Arts Degree—Regular
Program Students in the regular program
Master of Arts Degree—Regular Program
choose one of three options.
Students in the regular program must choose one of
three options.
MA by Coursework
MA by Coursework
Four 6000 level full courses (or equivalent), plus
a seminar† (Mathematics & Statistics 6004 0.0).
Four 6000 level full courses (or equivalent), plus a
seminar† (Mathematics & Statistics 6004 0.0).
MA by Survey Paper
MA by Survey Paper
Three 6000-level full courses (or equivalent), a
Three 6000-level full courses (or equivalent), a
must
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supervised survey paper (Mathematics & Statistics
6001 0.0; students give one talk in a student
Colloquium outlining the results of their papers),
plus a seminar† (Mathematics & Statistics 6004
0.0).
supervised survey paper (Mathematics & Statistics
6001 0.0; students give one talk in a student
Colloquium outlining the results of their papers),
plus a seminar† (Mathematics & Statistics 6004
0.0).
MA by Thesis
MA by Thesis
Two 6000-level full courses (or equivalent), a
thesis (students give one talk in a student
Colloquium outlining the results of their theses),
plus a seminar† (Mathematics & Statistics 6004
0.0). The thesis must be defended before an
examining committee in accordance with the
regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Two 6000-level full courses (or equivalent), a
thesis (students give two talks in a student
Colloquium outlining the results of their theses),
plus a seminar† (Mathematics & Statistics 6004
0.0). The thesis must be defended before an
examining committee in accordance with the
regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
†Students may substitute another half course for
the seminar if they are pursuing their MA by
Survey Paper or by Thesis. Students completing
their MA by Coursework can replace the seminar
requirement with another half course only if one
of their four courses toward the degree is the
practicum in statistical consulting (Mathematics &
Statistics 6627 3.0).
†Students may substitute another half course for
the seminar if they are pursuing their MA by Survey
Paper or by Thesis. Students completing their MA by
Coursework can replace the seminar requirement with
another half course only if one of their four
courses toward the degree is the practicum in
statistical consulting (Mathematics & Statistics
6627 3.0).
Whatever option is chosen, no more than one-third
of courses can be integrated, and all students
must include among their courses one of the
following sets:
Whatever option is chosen, no more than one-third of
courses can be integrated, and all students must
include among their courses one of the following
sets:
i) Pure Mathematics: Mathematics & Statistics 6120
6.0: Modern Algebra, Mathematics & Statistics 6461
3.0: Functional Analysis I, and either Mathematics
& Statistics 6280 3.0: Measure Theory or
Mathematics & Statistics 6540 3.0: General
Topology I; or
i) Pure Mathematics: Mathematics & Statistics 6121
3.0: Applied Algebra, Mathematics & Statistics 6122
3.0: Algebra II, Mathematics & Statistics 6461 3.0:
Functional Analysis I, and either Mathematics &
Statistics 6280 3.0: Measure Theory, Mathematics &
Statistics 6300 3.0: Complex Analysis, Mathematics
& Statistics 6420 3.0: Introduction to Harmonic
Analysis, Mathematics & Statistics 6462 3.0:
Functional Analysis II, Mathematics & Statistics
6540 3.0: General Topology I, Mathematics &
Statistics 6550 3.0: Algebraic Topology I or
Mathematics & Statistics 6605 3.0: Probability
Theory; or
ii) Theoretical Statistics: Mathematics &
Statistics 6620 3.0: Mathematical Statistics,
Mathematics & Statistics 66213.0: Advanced
Mathematical Statistics or Mathematics &
Statistics 6605 3.0: Probability Theory,
Mathematics & Statistics 6622 3.0: Generalized
Linear Models, Mathematics & Statistics 6630 3.0:
Applied Statistics I; or
iii) Applied Statistics: Mathematics & Statistics
6620 3.0: Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics &
Statistics 6622 3.0: Generalized Linear Models,
Mathematics & Statistics 6630 3.0: Applied
Statistics I, Mathematics & Statistics 6631 3.0:
Applied Statistics II, and Mathematics &
Statistics 6627 3.0: Practicum in Statistical
Consulting; or
iv) Probability: Mathematics & Statistics 6620
3.0: Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics &
ii) Theoretical Statistics: Mathematics &
Statistics 6620 3.0: Mathematical Statistics,
Mathematics & Statistics 6621 3.0: Advanced
Mathematical Statistics or Mathematics & Statistics
6605 3.0: Probability Theory, Mathematics &
Statistics 6622 3.0: Generalized Linear Models,
Mathematics & Statistics 6630 3.0: Applied
Statistics I; or
iii) Applied Statistics: Mathematics & Statistics
6620 3.0: Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics &
Statistics 6622 3.0: Generalized Linear Models,
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Statistics 6280 3.0: Measure Theory, Mathematics &
Statistics 6910 3.0: Stochastic Calculus in
Finance, and Mathematics & Statistics 6602 3.0:
Stochastic Processes or Mathematics & Statistics
6604 3.0: Probability Models; or
v) Applied Mathematics: Four courses chosen from
Mathematics & Statistics 6340 3.0: Ordinary
Differential Equations, Mathematics & Statistics
6350 3.0: Partial Differential Equations,
Mathematics & Statistics 6461 3.0: Functional
Analysis I, Mathematics & Statistics 6651 3.0:
Advanced Numerical Methods, Mathematics &
Statistics 6900 3.0: Operations Research I.
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Mathematics & Statistics 6630 3.0: Applied
Statistics I, Mathematics & Statistics 6631 3.0:
Applied Statistics II, and Mathematics & Statistics
6627 3.0: Practicum in Statistical Consulting; or
iv) Probability: Mathematics & Statistics 6910 3.0:
Stochastic Calculus in Finance; either Mathematics
& Statistics 6605 3.0: Probability Theory or
Mathematics & Statistics 6280 3.0: Measure Theory;
either Mathematics & Statistics 6602 3.0:
Stochastic Processes or Mathematics & Statistics
6604 3.0: Probability Models; and one of
Mathematics & Statistics 6620 3.0: Mathematical
Statistics, Mathematics & Statistics 6630 3.0:
Applied Statistitics I or Mathematics & Statistics
6911 3.0: Numerical Methods in Finance; or
v) Applied Mathematics: Four courses chosen from
Mathematics & Statistics 6121 3.0: Applied Algebra,
Mathematics & Statistics 6340 3.0: Ordinary
Differential Equations, Mathematics & Statistics
6350 3.0: Partial Differential Equations,
Mathematics & Statistics 6602 3.0: Stochastic
Processes, Mathematics & Statistics 6604 3.0:
Probability Models, Mathematics & Statistics 6651
3.0: Advanced Numerical Methods, Mathematics &
Statistics 6652 3.0: Numerical Solutions to
Differential Equations, Mathematics & Statistics
6904 3.0: Modern Optimization, Mathematics &
Statistics 6910 3.0: Stochastic Calculus in
Finance, Mathematics & Statistics 6911 3.0:
Numerical Methods in Finance, Mathematics &
Statistics 6920 3.0: Harmonic Analysis and Image
Processing, Mathematics & Statistics 6931 3.0:
Mathematical Modeling, Mathematics & Statistics
6936 3.0: Mathematical Epidemiology.
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