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# Plan of Study

The plan of study is no longer required by the Graduate School. The replacement is the CTEC form.

Departmental and Graduate School policies are subject to change; for authoritative information check the current Graduate School bulletin (available by clicking here) and other relevant Graduate School publications.

## Master's Students

- You need at least 30 hours in total.
- You can transfer up to 6 hours.
- You have 2 options:
- Thesis Option: You must have at least 4 hours of Master's Thesis (MATH 7990) and can count up to 6 hours for your thesis (you can register for more than 6 hours if necessary).
- Non-Thesis Option: You must include 3 hours of Master's Project (MATH 7980) and can register for more than 6 hours if necessary.

- Of the 30 hours, you can count, at most, 6 hours of a previous master's degree towards a second master's degree.
- Your committee must consist of at least 3 professors.
- The CTEC form must be filed no later than the semester before you graduate.

**Ph.D. Students**

- You need at least 60 hours in total.
- You must complete at least 30 hours at Auburn.
- The number of hours you can transfer is not limited.
- You must count 10 hours of MATH 8990 for your dissertation. (You can register for more than 10 hours if necessary.)
- At least 30 of the hours must be graded coursework (A,B,C,D,F).
- At most 4 hours of a Master's Thesis can be used.
- Your committee must consist of at least 4 professors.
- The CTEC form must be filed before the general oral exam.
- An entire semester must intervene between your general oral examination (i.e., preliminary oral) and your final oral examination.

Last Updated: 09/27/2021