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Master of Science in Mathematics: Applied Statistics


A minimum of thirty six (36) semester hours is required to obtain a Master of Science degree in Mathematics. At least twenty four (24) must be in Mathematics at the 5000 level.


Degree Requirements

  1. Core courses: Zero to nine (0-9) hours, depending on whether these courses were taken at the undergraduate level

  2. Concentration: Twelve (12) hours chosen from one of four areas, including at least one two-semester sequence defined under that concentration.

  3. Area of application or internship: A minimum of six (6) hours.

  4. Electives: As needed to complete thirty six (36) hours. This may include three (3) hours for a special project, or as many as six (6) hours for a thesis.


Core Courses

  • Math 4500: Introduction to Analysis II

  • Math 4200: Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory

  • Math 4570: Complex Analysis Math 


Applied Statistics Concentration

One six-hour sequence consisting of two courses chosen from:

  • Math 5121: Linear Regression and Time Series

  • Math 5110: Analysis of Variance 

  • Math 5120: Design of Experiments 


Plus six additional hours chosen from:

  • MATH 5110: Analysis of Variance

  • MATH 5111: Mathematical Statistics

  • MATH 5120: Design of Experiments

  • MATH 5121: Linear Regression and Time Series

  • MATH 5150: Introduction to Biostatistics

  • MATH 5311: Operations Research (Linear)

  • MATH 5321: Operations Research (Nonlinear)

  • MATH 5330: Opearations Research III

  • MATH 5910: Special Topics


Area of Application or Internship

Students must complete a minimum of six (6) credit hours in an area of application or an internship. The student and his or her graduate program committee will jointly decide upon the area of application or internship, and must be approved by the Graduate Coordinating Committee. It should be consonant with the chosen concentration. An oral presentation and a written report on the internship or area of application are required. Typically, students choosing an area of application will complete coursework in another department or college such as Business, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of this program, if a student chooses an area of application, the Graduate Coordinating Committee will ask that a representative from the outside area be added as an additional member of the student's graduate program committee. Students choosing the internship option will usually collaborate with a local business. Options include businesses in the health insurance field, industrial and manufacturing industries, engineering firms, etc.



Students must complete additional elective hours as needed to complete the degree. In addition, a special project (3 hours) or a thesis (6 hours) may be chosen to fulfill part of these elective hours. Prior to enrolling in MATH 5910 (Special Project in Mathematics), MATH 5980 (Research), or MATH 5990 (Thesis), a student choosing to do a project or thesis must have the topic approved by his or her graduate program committee and the Graduate Coordinating Committee, and must submit the committee form to the Graduate School for final approval.


For more information regarding graduate mathematics courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.