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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Fall and Spring: 8am - 5pm

Summer Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Ross Hall Rm. #224

Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-3036

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838

Email: gauss@uwyo.edu

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Statistics Program Information

Email: statistics@uwyo.edu

Graduate Studies

Program Information

The department of Mathematics & Statistics offers programs leading to the degrees of master of arts, master of science, master of arts in teaching, master of science in teaching, and the doctor of philosophy.

Please note that the Statistics Ph.D. Program is currently on hiatus.

The requirements for these degrees reflect our belief that mathematicians should have a broad foundation in core areas of algebra, analysis, and applied mathematics, as well as the experience of a more intensive investigation of a specialized area. We provide this within a flexible structure that recognizes the individual interests and varied backgrounds of our students.

 

Mathematics Program Specific Admission Requirements

To be competitive for admission, applicants must have strong backgrounds in mathematics. Generally, this means a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a closely related discipline. All applicants should have substantial coursework beyond the calculus sequence; courses in differential equations, linear algebra, and, in particular, courses in abstract algebra and analysis are highly recommended. A solid performance on the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics can demonstrate the applicant's mastery of these subjects. The GRE Subject Test in Mathematics is therefore recommended but not required.

The GRE General Test is required, with a minimum Quantitative Reasoning score of 157 and Verbal score of 143. International applicants need a composite TOEFL score of 76 or an IELTS score of 6.5.

ETS only reports TOEFL scores taken within two years of the date of request.

 

Requirements for Admission for M.A.T. or M.S.T.

Applicants are required to have:

  • A valid teaching endorsement in any state or educational requirements satisfied for secondary teaching;

  • courses equivalent to MATH 3205, 3500, 4000, and 4600;

  • a course in computer programming.

Students who enter the program with a deficiency in the courses listed above must take them at UW, but these courses may not be counted toward the course requirements of the M.S.T./M.A.T. program.

 

Graduate Interdisciplinary Computational Science Minor

In recognition of the importance of modeling and simulation in an increasing number of applications, the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Computational Science Minor is intended to help prepare science, math, and engineering students for leading roles in their professions.

The Undergraduate Minor in Computational Science is based on the following requirements:

  1. The student must earn 15 credit hours in specified courses.

  2. Within the 15 credits, the student must earn 9 credits at the upper-division level (3000 or above).

  3. Within the 15 credits, the student must earn 6 credits outside of her/his major.

  4. Within the 15 credits, the student must earn at least 6 credits in core courses.

  5. Only grades of C or better will be accepted for the minor.

The 15 hours of coursework are divided between core and elective courses as listed below.

Core Courses           

  • Numerical Analysis (Math 4340/COSC 4340)

  • High-Performance Computing (Offered as a topics course.)

  • Scientific Computing (MATH 3340/COSC 3340).

  • Statistical Computing and Modeling (STAT 4460).

 Elective Courses

  • Computational Biology (BOT 4550/5550)

  • Algorithms and Data Structures (COSC 3020)

  • Mathematical and Computational Methods in Physics (PHYS 4840)

  • Molecular Modeling (CHEM 4560/5560)

  • C with Numerical Methods for Engineers (ES 3070)

  • Mathematical Modeling (MATH 4300)

  • Introduction to Finite Element Methods (ME 4040)

  • Principles of Database Systems (COSC 4820)

Send an email to Dr. Dan Stanescu for questions about the graduate minor in Interdisciplinary Computational Science.

 

Graduate Assistantships

The mathematics program employs approximately 20 graduate assistants each year. Assistantships include a full tuition and fee waiver (upto 9 credit hours), a monthly living stipend, and health insurance. Ph.D. students normally receive a higher stipend than master’s students.

Teaching assistants teach or assist with the teaching of an undergraduate course each semester.

Students may also compete for research assistantships, provided that their interests align with an externally funded research project. Summer support is not guaranteed but is usually available through teaching and research opportunities.

Renewal of funding and continuation in the mathematics graduate program is dependent upon the student’s adequate progress towards graduation and satisfactory completion of assistantship duties.

 

Contact Us

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Fall and Spring: 8am - 5pm

Summer Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Ross Hall Rm. #224

Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-3036

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838

Email: gauss@uwyo.edu

__________________________

Statistics Program Information

Email: statistics@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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