Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for the application of mathematics in industry and scientific research. The three tracks currently offered in the program are biostatistics, cryptology & information security, and financial mathematics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics (or equivalent coursework) with at least 3.0 GPA (or equivalent), three letters of recommendation documenting the applicant's prior work in mathematics focusing on preparation and suitability for success in graduate-level mathematics courses,a quantitative general GRE (revised) score of at least 155, computer competency, and approval of the departmental graduate committee. In addition, it is recommended to include scores of the GRE subject test mathematics as part of the application package .

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

To complete the M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the candidate must complete at least 30 credit hours of graduate course work, and satisfy the following criteria in addition to University requirements:

[1] Earn at least 24 credits in courses specified in a degree track, pre-approved by the graduate advisor in mathematics, at least 15 credits of which are at the 6000-level   (for details, see the graduate advisor);

[2]  If pre-approved by the department graduate committee, up to 12 credits of FAU coursework from outside of the Department of Mathematical Sciences may count toward the degree.

[3] Complete a capstone project with the following three options:

  1. Successfully complete and defend a master's thesis, earning at least 6 credits of MAT 6971 (Master's Thesis).
  2. Successfully complete and report on an Industrial Internship, earning at least 6 credits.
  3. Successfully complete a Master’s examination.

DEGREE TRACKS:

Biostatistics Track                                         

       Six Required Courses:

  • STA 6444          Mathematical Probability                                  
  • STA 6326          Mathematical Statistics                         
  • STA 6236          Regression Analysis                             
  • STA 6857          Applied Time Series Analysis                            
  • STA 5195          Biostatistics                             
  • STA 6177          Survival Analysis                           

       At Least Two Elective Courses:                                  

  • STA 6197          Biostatistics - Longitudinal Data Analysis                       
  • STA 6207          Applied Statistical Methods                               
  • STA 6446          Topics in Probability and Statistics                                
  • STA 6106          Statistical Computing                            
  • CAP 6673         Data Mining and Machine Learning                                                                   

Cryptology Track                                 

       Three Courses from:                           

  • MAS 5311         Introductory Abstract Algebra 1                         
  • MAS 5312         Introductory Abstract Algebra 2                         
  • MAA 5228         Introductory Analysis 1                          
  • MAA 5229         Introductory Analysis 2                          
  • STA 6444          Mathematical Probability                                  
  • STA 6326          Mathematical Statistics                        

       Three Required Courses:                                            

  • MAD 5474         Introduction to Cryptology and Information Security                                
  • MAD 6478         Cryptanalysis                           
  • MAD 6607         Coding Theory                          

       At Least Two Elective Courses:                                              

  • MAT 6933         Elliptic Curves                          
  • MAS 6315         Algebraic Curves                                  
  • MAS 6396         Group Theory                           
  • MAD 6477         Cryptography                           
  • MAS 6215         Algebraic Number Theory                                 
  • STA 6444          Mathematical Probability                                   
  • STA 6326          Mathematical Statistics                         
  • MAS 5145         Linear Algebra                          
  • COT 6446         Randomized Algorithms                                    
  • COT 6405         Analysis of Algorithms                          
  • COT 6427         Secret Sharing Protocols                                  
  • CNT 5008         Computer Networks                              
  • EEL 6532          Information Theory                               
  • CIS 6370           Computer Data Security                                    
  • MAT 6933         Computational Group Theory                            
  • MAD 6403         Computational Mathematics                              
  • MAS 6333         Commutative Algebra                           
  • MAD 6206         Enumerative Combinatorics                              
  • MAD 6307         Graph Theory                           
  • CIS 6375           Distributed Systems Security                             
  • CTS 6319          Cyber Security: Measurement and Data Analysis                                   

Financial Mathematics Track                                              

       Six Required Courses:                                               

  • MAA 5228         Introductory Analysis 1                         
  • STA 6326          Mathematical Statistics                         
  • STA 6444          Mathematical Probability                                   
  • STA 6857          Applied Time Series Analysis                            
  • STA 6907          Financial Mathematics 1                                   
  • STA 6446          Stochastic Calculus                        

       At Least Two Elective Courses:                                              

  • STA 6236          Regression Analysis                             
  • STA 6907          Financial Mathematics 2                                   
  • FIN 6406           Financial Management                          
  • FIN 6246           Financial Markets                                 
  • FIN 6525           Portfolio Theory                                    
  • STA 6207          Applied Statistical Methods                               
  • STA 6446          Topics in Stochastic Processes                         
  • STA 6106          Statistical Computing                            
  • MAA 5229         Introductory Analysis 2                         
  • MAA 5105         Multivariable Analysis                           
  • MAS 5145         Linear Algebra                          
  • CAP 6673         Machine Learning and Data Mining                                                                            

* As with all degree programs, the authoritative source for the degree requirements is the University Catalog that was in effect for the academic year in which the student entered the University. The information on this page does not supersede the Catalog.

For information about the PHD, MS, and AMST programs contact:
Prof. Yuan Wang, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431