In some cases the mathematics department may waive requirements based on prior work. All waivers have to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.
Beginning in the Fall Semester of 2014 the Graduate School enforces the following rules on waiving requirements based on prior achievements. New doctoral students must adhere to new program requirements effective Fall 2014. Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program during the academic year 2013-2014 have the option to complete their degree under the prior requirements if they are continuously enrolled. New master’s students must adhere to the new program requirements effective Fall 2014. Master’s students enrolled during the academic year 2013-2014 have the option to complete their degree under the prior requirements if they complete the M.A. degree before Fall 2016 and are continuously enrolled.
1. Work done while being a graduate student: With approval by the department of mathematics, students are allowed to count at most 22 credits of graduate work done prior to entering our program. Graduate work done while being an undergraduate student at another institution cannot be used to waive credit requirements, however in some instances it may be used to satisfy other requirements (such as for the minor).
2. Work done while being a UW Madison undergraduate: No more than 7 credits from a UW-Madison undergraduate degree are allowed to count toward the degree.
3. Work done while being a UW Madison Special Student: With approval by the Mathematics Department and payment of the difference in tuition students are allowed to count at most 15 credits of graduate level course work numbered 300 or above taken as a UW-Madison special student.
4. Course work earned five or more years prior to admission to a master's degree or earned ten years or more prior to admission to a doctoral degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.
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