Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
The M.S. in Mathematical Sciences 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 prepares 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 and is offered face-to-face and online.
This program permits students considerable flexibility in choosing courses. For example, students who want to 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.
All courses in the department's M.S. program are taught via Blackboard Collaborate, an online instructional platform. Therefore each course will contain both face-to-face and distance students. Admission requirements, program requirements, and course listings for face-to-face and distance students are identical. For distance students to succeed in our hybrid distance learning program, it is very important that distance students attend live each lecture via Blackboard Collaborate. The strength of the online graduate program and students' success depend on the live interaction between students and lecturers.
Departmental Program Requirements
Each student must complete a minimum of 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 sh) is required.
All candidates will take and pass a comprehensive examination covering the graduate core.
MAD4401 Numerical Analysis OR MAA4212 Advanced Cal II
MAS3105 Linear Algebra
MAP2302 Differential Equations
STA3162C Applied Statistics
What Makes UWF's Synchronous Online MS in Mathematical Sciences Different?
UWF remains one of the few universities offering a MS in Mathematical Sciences entirely online. The synchronous delivery allows online students to interact with instructors and campus students.
Instructors deliver course content according to their specialty. Both campus and online students have opportunities to participate in faculty research.
Our program is designed for working professionals. All courses start at either 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. (CST) during fall and spring semesters. Students have considerable flexibility in choosing courses in statistics, pure mathematics, and applied mathematics.
We offer courses at a lower per-credit-hour rate than other institutions. Online students can receive out-of-state tuition waivers.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.
- Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee
- Submission of official transcripts
*International students may have additional requirements.
- Submission of graduate admission tests: GRE (Verbal score at least 150; Quantitative score at least 150)
- BS in Mathematics or related field; Undergraduate cumulative GPA
- Submission of letter of intent describing work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree program, including how the degree relates to career goals
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Preferred Application Dates
To ensure consideration for all available graduate funding, applicants should submit applications received by the listed Preferred Application Date. Applications received after these dates will be reviewed for admission, but may not be eligible for funding. Applicants should contact the appropriate graduate coordinator or department chair for more information.