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Master in mathematics with a concentration in statistics

This program requires a minimum of 24 semester hours plus a thesis or a minimum of 36 hours without a thesis.


Background Requirements

The following undergraduate courses are required, each with at least a "C" grade, and no more than two courses with "C":

  • MATH 3305  Intro to Probability and Statistics

  • MATH 3377  Linear Algebra

  • MATH 3380  Analysis I

  • MATH 4305  Probability and Statistics

  • MATH 4315  Analysis II

These requirements may be reduced if the applicant shows evidence of taking equivalent courses elsewhere. Students are required to make up background courses if they do not have sufficient undergraduate mathematics. This background work must be completed before enrolling in graduate courses.


Curriculum

Core Courses: (24 hours):

  • 5305 Advanced Course in Probability and Statistics

  • 5315 Mathematical Statistics

  • 5345 Regression Analysis

  • 5373 Theory of Functions of Real Variables

  • 5376A Design and Analysis of Experiments
    OR

  • 5376B Analysis of Variance

  • 5376C Survival Analysis
    OR

  • 5376D Statistical Applications for Genetics and Bioinformatics

  • 5390 Statistics

  • 5393 Numerical Optimization
    OR

  • 5374 Numerical Linear Algebra


Elective Courses: All students are required to choose one of the following options and then select their elective courses accordingly.

Option Math Electives
Thesis In addition to the required 24 hours of core courses,
students must take 6 hours of thesis (5399A and 5399B).
No thesis In addition to the required 24 hours of core courses,
students must choose 12 hours
of elective courses listed here.

Comprehensive Examination: All students are required to take a three-part written comprehensive exam. Topics include the following:

  • MATH 5305 Advanced Course in Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 5345 Regression Analysis
  • MATH 5373 Theory of Functions of Real Variables