To develop competence in mathematics and statistics beyond the undergraduate level.
To improve the teaching of both mathematics and statistics.
To prepare for study beyond the master’s level in mathematics and/or statistics.
To strengthen the mathematical background of professionals needing analytical and quantitative skills related to mathematics and statistics.
To provide opportunities for research in mathematics and/or statistics.
Meet all Graduate School degree admission requirements; and
Have completed a course in multivariable calculus, a course in calculus-based probability and statistics and a mathematics “proof” course, although a major in either mathematics or statistics is preferred. A GPA of at least 2.75 is required in both mathematics and statistics course work. Students without such a background may be admitted to the program after meeting requirements specified by the department.
The M.A. in Applied Statistics requires the completion of 31-34 hours of course work in mathematics and statistics to be distributed among required courses, restricted elective courses, elective courses and research courses in mathematics and statistics courses as follows, in such a way that the mathematics and statistics courses total 29-30 credits:
Approval by the student’s advisor of each semester’s courses prior to registration is recommended. Final approval for the degree by the coordinator of advising is required.
At least two hours of thesis or research study in either mathematics or statistics are required. Students will, with the approval of the coordinator of advising, select a supervisor to direct the thesis or research study. See the description of the research requirement for the M.A. in Mathematics.