Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Mathematics M.S./Statistics M.S.

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Dual Master Degrees

The graduate plan in Mathematics and Statistics leads to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Statistics. This plan emphasizes a curriculum that is designed to educate students in both Mathematics and Statistics. The plan is suitable for students with degrees in engineering, science or other fields with an undergraduate background in mathematics.

Degree Requirements

Math/Stat Core Requirements (33 hours)

Math/Stat Core Requirements (33 hours)
The following courses or their approved substitutes are required:
MATH 5131 Abstract Algebra
MATH 5132 Real Analysis
MATH 5136 Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
MATH 5231 Linear Algebra
STAT 5431 Advanced Probability
Credit Hours: 3
STAT 5432 Principles of Statistical Inference
Credit Hours: 3
STAT 5531 Multivariate Statistical Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
STAT 5532 Linear Models and Regression Analysis
Credit Hours: 3
STAT 5533 Statistical Computing
Credit Hours: 3
Students will select two courses from the following six courses:
MATH 5133 Complex Analysis
MATH 5134 Logic
MATH 5137 Topology and Geometry
MATH 5232 Number Theory
MATH 5333 Numerical Analysis
MATH 5431 Mathematical Neuroscience
Credit Hours: 3

Math/Stat Thesis Option (27 hours)

Math/Stat Thesis Option (27 hours)

15 hours of MATH/STAT courses 5000-6000 level

6 hours of MATH/STAT electives 4000-6000 level

Select one of the following:

MATH 6939 Master's Thesis Research
STAT 6939 Master's Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

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Math/Stat Extended Course Work Option (27 hours)

Students desiring to follow the extended course work option must complete Research Project I and II (MATH 6837/MATH 6838 or STAT 6837/ STAT 6838) during the last 18 hours of course work.

Math/Stat Extended Course Work Option (27 hours)

15 hours of MATH/STAT courses 5000-6000 level

6 hours of MATH/STAT electives 4000-6000 level

One of the following groups:
Group 1:
MATH 6837 Research Project I
MATH 6838 Research Project II
Group 2:
STAT 6837 Statistics Research and Consulting I
Credit Hours: 3
STAT 6838 Statistics Research and Consulting II
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

 At least six of these nine credit hours have to be in the field in which the thesis or research project is done.