On this page, we provide two sample timelines for students during their first three years of graduate study. Note that there is a lot of variation in the interests of graduate students, and thus there is substantial variation in the course schedules for graduate students beyond what is shown here.
Sample Timeline #1

Year 1 Fall
 MA 561 Modern Algebra 1
 MA 565 Linear Algebra
 MA 575 Principles of Analysis
 MA 601 Teaching College Mathematics

Year 1 Spring
 MA 661 Modern Algebra 2
 MA 676 Real Analysis 1
 MA 614 Enumerative Combinatorics

Year 2 Fall
 MA 514 Combinatorial Structures and Techniques
 MA 551 Topology 1
 MA 665 Rings and Modules

Year 2 Spring
 MA 671 Complex Analysis 1
 MA 651 Topology 2
 700level topics course OR MA 611 independent study

Year 3 Fall
 MA 654 Algebraic Topology
 700level topics course
 MA 611 independent study

Year 3 Spring
 700level topics course
 700level topics course
 MA 611 independent study
Sample Timeline #2

Year 1 Fall
 MA 561 Modern Algebra 1
 MA 565 Linear Algebra
 MA 575 Principles of Analysis
 MA 601 Teaching College Mathematics

Year 1 Spring
 MA 661 Modern Algebra 2
 MA 676 Real Analysis 1
 MA 537 Numerical Analysis

Year 2 Fall
 MA 522 Matrix Theory and Numerical Linear Algebra 1
 MA 533 Partial Differential Equations
 MA 677 Real Analysis 2

Year 2 Spring
 MA 671 Complex Analysis 1
 MA 633 Theory of Partial Differential Equations
 700level topics course OR MA 611 independent study

Year 3 Fall
 MA 681 Functional Analysis OR MA 641 Differential Geometry
 700level topics course
 MA 611 independent study

Year 3 Spring
 700level topics course
 700level topics course
 MA 611 independent study