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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mathematical Sciences, Statistics Concentration, MS

Total Hours Required for Degree:  30 (Thesis Option) or 36 (Non-thesis Option)


In addition to the general requirements for admission to Graduate School, applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences program must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum GRE score (Verbal + Quantitative) of 291.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • Calculus sequence and Linear Algebra together with 12 hours of Mathematical Sciences at the junior/senior level and adequate preparation as determined by the department head. To determine deficiencies, the applicant may be required to take a placement test. The results of the test would determine additional required undergraduate coursework.


  • CSCI, MATH, or STAT Electives (500/600 Level) - 6 hours
  • STAT Electives (500/600 Level) - 6 hours

Thesis Option

Non-Thesis Option

  • CSCI, MATH, or STAT Electives (500/600 Level) - 6 hours
  • STAT Electives (500/600 Level) - 6 hours


  • For thesis option, 21 hours (including 6 hours of MATH 699) must be at the 600 level.  For non-thesis option, 18 hours must be at the 600 level.
  • All courses toward the degree must be approved by the student’s advisor and the coordinator of the program.
  • For non-thesis option, the candidate is required to pass satisfactorily a comprehensive written examination and/or oral examination for the courses taken for graduate credit.

General Notes

  • At least one-half of the total number of credit hours required for a graduate degree, excluding credit for thesis, must be at the 600 level.
  • Credits applied must be earned within 6 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
  • No grade below C and not more than 6 credit hours of C work can be applied toward the degree.
  • Only transfer credits with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the degree.
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Graduate School Regulations  page.