The Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers a course of study leading to an Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Mathematics and Statistics. This program offers the utmost in flexibility and allows a student to design their own program, selecting courses in mathematics and/or statistics to suit their own individual interests. Typical course offerings include courses in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, and financial mathematics. The graduate program leads to careers in industry, consulting, teaching, or further graduate education, whether in mathematics or another discipline. A mathematics degree is excellent preparation for professional schools of Law, Business, or Medicine, as well as certain graduate school disciplines outside of traditional mathematics, such as economics, finance, and engineering.
The department offers a rigorous course of study to introduce students to new modes of inquiry and to deepen their understanding and awareness of fundamental results and applications of the mathematical sciences. Students admitted to the graduate program with backgrounds other than Mathematics, such as Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Economics, may be required to complete prerequisite undergraduate courses before embarking upon graduate studies.
The research interests of the faculty include analysis, functional analysis, partial differential equations, game theory, mathematical logic and complexity theory, abstract algebra, representation theory, quantum groups, combinatorics, cryptography, algebraic coding theory, probability, finance theory, statistics, control theory, and operations research. Faculty members receive recognition for the quality of their research by regularly obtaining competitive grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Security Agency.
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