Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Degree Programs are designed to prepare students for careers in teaching, industry, and government, as well as to provide a solid foundation for further academic work or professional training. Students can choose from three concentrations:
- Mathematics – The mathematics concentration promotes the study of classical and modern topics in advanced mathematics. This is a flexible program which allows students to pursue a variety of mathematical interests within general guidelines. More information →
- Applied Mathematics – The applied mathematics concentration provides students with a thorough introduction to applications oriented mathematics. The students develop their ability to analyze and solve a variety of problems and may increase their understanding of specific problems encountered in other fields such as science, engineering, or computer science. More information→
- Applied Statistics – The applied statistics concentration provides a thorough grounding in the theory and methodology needed for the design of experiments and the collection and analysis of data. Elective courses lend flexibility to the program and introduce students to advanced topics in statistical theory and technique. All students gain experience in the Statistical Consulting Center. A track in biostatistics is also available for students interested in medical and biological applications. More information→
Each program requires the completion of 30 semester hoursof graduate level courses and comprehensive written exams in core subject areas, with an option of completing a Master's thesis in Math or a modeling project in Applied Math. Full-time students normally should expect it to take two years to complete their programs. For the convenience of part-time students, almost all MTH and STT graduate courses that a student would include in their program of study are offered in the late afternoon or evening.
Applications for our graduate programs should be submitted through the University's Graduate School's website. Please identify the concentration of your interest by name and number on the "Application for Admission to a Graduate Status":
- MS in Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematics – 450
- MS in Mathematics with a concentration in Applied Mathematics – 452
- MS in Applied Statistics – 453
ASSISTANTSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPSThe department awards a limited number of graduate assistantships and fellowships on a competitive basis.
- Graduate Teaching Assistantships – Each year we award 2-4 teaching assistantships, each consisting of a full graduate tuition and a stipend of $13,800. Duties normally include teaching an intermediate algebra class and some grading. GTAs are required to maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
- Graduate Tuition Fellowships – A small number of graduate tuition fellowships may be available each year for newly admitted, full-time students with good academic standing. All eligible students will be considered when the fellowships are available.
To apply, submit the application form and letter of recommendation to the Department after you complete your online application at the Graduate School's website. First consideration date is February 15 of the preceding academic year, and late applications will be considered if assistantships are still available.
- Graduate Council Scholarships – The department also recommends exceptional students to the Graduate School for consideration for Graduate Council Scholarships. These scholarships cover full tuition and provide a stipend of approximately $13,000 per year for a period of two years. Awardees must register for at least 12 credit hours per semester and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.