The Department of Mathematical Sciences degree program prepares students for careers in applied mathematics, engineering mathematics, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics and computational biology or in other fields in which these disciplines are such indispensable tools. As other sciences develop, problems which require the use of these skills are numerous and pressing.
In addition to a wide range of courses in mathematics and statistics, the Mathematical Sciences Department offers a unique selection of courses that consider mathematical and computational aspects of engineering, biology and other scientific problems.
School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Catalog page: MS
Test score required: Yes
GRE scores of at least 143 verbal, 155 quantitative and 310 combined are preferred. Higher standards prevail for applicants seeking teaching assistantships.
Letters of recommendation: Required
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.
Admissions essay required: Yes
This narrative should indicate which degree and major is being applied for and should provide a personal discussion of the applicant's background, interests, and goals in relation to the desired degree and major.
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Professional in industry, government, consulting firm or financial firm and Teacher in community college. Available emphases in statistics and mathematics ensure that candidates can tailor their future career by having targeted their educational background to their subdiscipline of choice. The jobs of a mathematician, statistician and actuary consistently appear among the top jobs in the rankings of 200 jobs by CareerCast’s Jobs Rated Almanac based upon factors such as work environment, income, hiring outlook and stress.
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.