Degree Program Offered - M.S. Mathematical Sciences

The M.S. program offers students who hold the bachelors in mathematics, statistics or related fields an opportunity to broaden their knowledge in several fields of mathematics, statistics, and their applications. The program is designed for students seeking careers in science, business, industry, or government; for students who want to teach in high schools or at the community college level; or for students who plan to pursue doctoral studies.

The M.S. program offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics permits students considerable flexibility in choosing courses. For example, students seeking careers in financial/investment industries, banks, insurance companies, or government may choose more statistics courses that emphasize the use, adoption, and development of statistical methods and state-of-the-art computer technology in the analysis of data from problems in all fields of study. 

Departmental Admission Requirements

  • BS in mathematics or a related field.
  • GPA 3.0 or higher, and GRE Verbal score of at least 150 and Quantitative score of at least 150.

Departmental Program Requirements

Each student must complete a minimum 30-31 semester hours (sh) of approved course work.

  • For the degree with thesis, 6 sh of 6000 level credits will be awarded for the thesis.
  • For the degree without thesis, a proseminar (1 semester hour) is required.
  • All candidates will take and pass a comprehensive examination covering the graduate core. 

Foundational Proficiencies

MAD 4401 Numerical Analysis or MAA 4212 Advanced Cal II 3
MAS 3105 Linear Algebra 3
MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3
STA 3162C Applied Statistics 4

Core Requirements

MAS 5107 Matrix Theory 3
STA 5326 Math Stat II 3
Proseminar (without thesis) 1

Other Requirements

Students will take 24sh math/stat graduate courses approved by the department and at least 15 sh should be at 6000-level.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities and Financial Aid

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships are available as well as scholarships (Scholarship Form) and internships. For more information contact Dr. Jaromy Kuhl at

Tuition and Fees

For information concerning tuition and fees please visit Out-of-state students may qualify for an out-of-state tuition waiver. Please visit for detailed information.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities for mathematics and statistics students are projected to remain high in the future. As the U.S. economy continues to produce jobs using quantitative literacy and analyses, increased numbers of mathematicians/statisticians are required.

The private sector hires mathematicians and statisticians in management, marketing, engineering, insurance, computer programming, product quality, medicine, pharmaceutical research, medical device research, transportation, data processing services, and risk assessment.

Government agencies employ mathematicians and statistics to design, collect, analyze, and interpret data for planning and development services in agriculture, labor, education, and the census, among others.

Students with MS in Mathematical Sciences are qualified to teach mathematics courses at any Colleges and Universities.

Students also can also find teaching jobs easily in high schools since math teachers are needed all over the nation. 

Contact Information

Dr. Jaromy Kuhl
(850) 474-3054