The Mathematics and Statistics Program offers in-depth studies in algebra, analysis, differential equations, probability and statistics, applied mathematics, and computational mathematics.
In addition to the University requirements for admission, the applicant must have a bachelor's degree with the equivalent of an undergraduate major in mathematics of not less than 30 semester hours. By the end of the first quarter of enrollment, the student is to choose one area of interest. An Advisory Committee that reflects the student's major area of interest will then be appointed.
Each candidate for the MS degree must satisfy the conditions in one of the following two plans:
Plan A: Thirty semester hours of graduate credit must be earned. A minimum of 24 semester hours, 6 of which are to be for an acceptable thesis, must be earned in the Mathematics and Statistics Program. The remaining 6 semester hours of graduate courses may be chosen from a related field if approved by the Advisory Committee.
Plan B: Thirty six semester hours of graduate credit must be earned. A minimum of 27 semester hours, 3 of which are to be for a practicum, must be in the Mathematics and Statistics Program. Up to 9 graduate hours may be chosen from a related field if approved by the Advisory Committee. The Practicum will be a study in some area of mathematics or statistics not normally covered in a regularly scheduled course, or it will be a solution to a problem that requires mathematics or statistics at the graduate level.