The purpose of our master’s degree program is to produce highly skilled professionals. Our goal is to deepen, extend, and update students’ knowledge and at the same time to develop their mathematical skills in current areas as well as in applications of mathematics to other areas of scientific and technology research. When students graduate, they may opt for in teaching, working for a company or a carreer in a service field. This program lasts for two years and students have two options in which to graduate: **basic mathematics and computational mathematics.**

This program is part of the National Register of Quality Graduate Programs of CONACyT (International Compentency).

The Master’s degree program is available at both the Federal District (Zacatenco) and Queretaro campuses of the Cinvestav.

**Admission Requirements**

Applicants for the Master's program must send the following documents via Internet before the deadline:

• Professional Resume/Curriculum Vitae

• Certificates/Diplomas in mathematics courses or similar subjects (in case of not having the certificate or diploma, you can submit a letter from the university or the last grade report from the bachelor degree program or official academic transcript).

• A letter expressing why you want to pursue a Master’s degree in our department, stating whether you choose a Master's in computational mathematics or a Master's in basic mathematics.

• Two letters of recommendation from mathematicians expressing the candidate’s mathematical skills and academic level, providing enough information about the content in the accredited courses (e.g. textbooks used).

**Admission Exam Date**

The admission exam will take place on friday 15, december 2017 at 11 Hrs in the Department of Mathematics and will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Location:

Zacatenco Campus, Department of Mathematics (Head Office).

Querétaro Campus, Department of Mathematics (Admissions).

Official identification must be presented on the day of the exam.

Previous Admission Exams

(The exam is the same for both master’s degree programs)

**Application Form Reception Timeframe**

November 1 to 30, 2017

**CONACYT Scholarship**

It is necessary to have an average of at least 8.0 (or equivalent) and to have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or similar major to apply for the scholarship.

**Beginning of Term**

March 1, 2018

**Notes on the admission process**

• Once a candidate is admitted to the Department of Mathematics, he/she has one year to enroll in one of our programs of study.

**Information**

For further information contact:

Academic Coordinator’s Office

Dr. Ruy Fabila Monroy

Phone: +52 (55) 5747-3800 Ext. 6439

E-mail: ruyfabila+coordinacion [@] math.cinvestav.edu.mx

Admissions & Student Services

Roxana Martinez

Phone: +52 (55) 5747-3870

E-mail: roxana [@] math.cinvestav.mx

**Thesis Director**

Once admitted, candidates will be assigned a Professor from the Department as Counselor. Students can request a different Counselor at any time. Before the first two semesters conclude, the student will be assigned a Thesis Director related to the student’s interests. Upon this assignment, the Counselor’s work concludes and the Director will overview the development of the thesis. Students can request a change of Director at most once.

**Courses**

The Department offers basic courses, regular courses, and seminars.

The following are Basic Courses:

Algebra

Functional Analysis

Real Analysis

Computer science

Differential and integral equations

Differential geometry

Discrete mathematics

Probability

Topology

Complex Variables

The final grades for the basic courses are granted by a Department Committee.

**Grades**

The grade scale is numeric: 0 to 10. Minimum passing grade is 7.0. The minimum grade to get a credit from a course or seminar is 8.0

**Permanence Requirements**

A student will be removed from the program if he/she receives a failing grade, if the average is below 8.0 in two semesters in a row, or if the final average is below 8.0. These requirements include courses and seminar grades. A student cannot be

enrolled in the program for a total of more than of three years.

**Calendar**

The Spring semester starts on March 1st and ends on August 31st

The Fall semester starts on September 1st and ends on February 28.

**Requirements to obtain the Degree: Basic Mathematics**

• Obtain credit for three basic courses in the first year. The student must enroll in at least two courses in the first semester; he/she will be removed from the program if he/she does not obtain credit for at least one of them during the first semester.

• Obtain credit for five regular courses

• Obtain credit from a seminar

• Demonstrate ability to translate mathematics texts in English

• Write a Master’s degree thesis and to defend it in a final examination

**Requirements to obtain the degree: Computational Mathematics**

• Obtain credit for three out of the following four basic courses in the first year: computing, differential and integral equations, discrete mathematics or probability. Students must enroll in at least two basic courses during the first semester, he/she will be removed from the program if he/she does not obtain credit for at least one of them in the first semester. With authorization from the Department, one of these basic courses can be exchanged for another basic course.

• Obtain credit for five regular courses, three of which must be: advanced optimization, stochastic processes, and advanced programming. With authorization from the Department, one of these regular courses can be exchanged for another regular course.

• Prove he/she has translation skills to translate mathematics texts in English

• Write a Master’s degree thesis and to defend it in a final examination