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. Emphasized 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 graduatelevel 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:
[1] Completion of at least two of the following Common Core courses:
MAA 5228  Introductory Analysis 1
MAS 5311  Introductory Abstract Algebra 1
STA 6326  Mathematical Statistics
with at least a 2.7 GPA.
[2] Earn 36 credits in courses preapproved by the graduate advisor in mathematics with
at least 24 credits from the chosen track and at least 18 credits at the 6000level excluding thesis credits.
[3] Successfully completion of an industrial internship or a
thesis involving at least 6 credits.
DEGREE TRACKS:
Biostatistics Track (30 credits):
Common core, five required courses, and three electives.
Course 
Number 
Credits 
Required / Elective 




Mathematical Probability 
STA 6444 
3 
Required 
Biostatistics 
STA 5195 
3 
Required 
Regression Analysis 
STA 6208 
3 
Required 
Biostatistics  Longitudinal Data Analysis 
STA 6197 
3 
Required 
Survival Analysis & Clinical Trials 
STA 6177 
3 
Required 




Statistical Methods for Environmental Sciences 
STA 6206 
3 
Elective 
Applied Statistical Methods 
STA 6207 
3 
Elective 
Topics in Probability and Statistics 
STA 6446 
3 
Elective 
Analysis of Multivariate Data 
STA 6707 
3 
Elective 
Survey Sampling 
STA 5225 
3 
Elective 
Analysis of Categorical Data 
STA 6505 
3 
Elective 
Applied Time Series Analysis 
STA 6857 
3 
Elective 
Statistical Computing 
STA 6106 
3 
Elective 
Cryptology Track (30 credits):
Common core, five required courses, and three electives.
Course 
Number 
Credits 
Required / Elective 




Cryptography 
MAD 6477 
3 
Required 
Cryptanalysis 
MAD 6478 
3 
Required 
Coding Theory 
MAD 6607 
3 
Required 
Algebraic Number Theory 
MAS 6215 
3 
Required 
Analysis of Algorithms 
COT 6405 
3 
Required 




Computer Networks 
CNT 5008 
3 
Elective 
Enumerative Combinatorics 
MAD 6206 
3 
Elective 
Combinatorics 2 
MAD 6207 
3 
Elective 
Introduction to Cryptology and Information Security 
MAD 5474 
3 
Elective 
Information Theory 
EEL 6532 
3 
Elective 
Computer Data Security 
CIS 6370 
3 
Elective 
Computational Group Theory 
MAT 6933 
3 
Elective 
Financial Mathematics Track (30 credits):
Common core, four required courses, and four electives.
Course 
Number 
Credits 
Required / Elective 




Mathematical Probability 
STA 6444 
3 
Required 
Stochastic Calculus 
STA 6446 
3 
Required 
Financial Mathematics 1 
STA 6907 
3 
Required 
Financial Mathematics 2 
STA 6908 
3 
Required 




Financial Management 
FIN 6406 
3 
Elective 
Financial Markets 
FIN 6246 
3 
Elective 
Portfolio Theory 
FIN 6525 
3 
Elective 
Applied Statistical Methods 
STA 6207 
3 
Elective 
Regression Analysis 
STA 6208 
3 
Elective 
Topics in Stochastic Processes 
STA 6446 
3 
Elective 
Statistical Computing 
STA 6106 
3 
Elective 
Applied Time Series Analysis 
STA 6857 
3 
Elective 
Numerical Methods in Finance 
STA 6909 
3 
Elective 
* 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. R. Steinwandt, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431