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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 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 .

Click here for detailed application steps: application information.

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 pre-approved by the graduate advisor in mathematics with at least 24 credits from the chosen track and at least 18 credits at the 6000-level 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

FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Harbor Branch/Jupiter/Treasure Coast
Boca Raton 561-297-3000 Davie 954-236-1000 Dania Beach 954-924-7000 Fort Lauderdale 954-236-1000 Harbor Branch 772-465-2400 Jupiter 561-799-8500 Treasure Coast 772-873-3300