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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-3036

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838

Email: gauss@uwyo.edu; statistics@uwyo.edu

Graduate Programs

The department offers Masters and Ph.D. programs. The Ph.D. program usually takes 3.5-5 years to complete. The Masters programs usually takes 1.5-2 years to complete. All requirements of the Graduate School must be met besides specific department requirements.

Masters degrees come in two forms:

  1. Plan A has a written thesis.
  2. Plan B involves a project.

Both have a verbal presentation and defence to complete the degree. 36 credit hours is required.

Ph.D. degrees have a significant written dissertation based on a significant and extensive research project. 72 credit hours is required.

Click here to start the application process.

Mathematics

All degrees require

  • Passing the Foundation Exam.
  • Maintaining a 3.0-4.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Receiving an A or B in all required courses.

Ph.D. Requirements

  • Teach two semesters of college mathematics.
  • Pass one of the Qualifying Exams.
  • Pass the Preliminary Exam.
  • Demonstrate competence in a research tool, such as a foreign language or a mathematical software package.
  • Write and orally defend a doctoral dissertation.
  • Complete a combination of 72 semester hours of coursework and dissertation research.

Masters Requirements

  • Complete one semester of Math 5800-01, Professional Development.
  • Complete 4 credits of Math 5960, Thesis Research (for Plan A degree only).
  • Write and present a Plan A Thesis or a Plan B project.
  • Complete at least 30 hours of math content course work at the 5000 level or above. Within these hours, the following core mathematics courses must be completed:
    • 5200 Real Variables I
    • 5230 Complex Variables I
    • 5400 Methods of Applied Mathematics I
    • 5310 Computational Methods I
    • 5500 Advanced Linear Algebra
    • 5550 Graduate Abstract Algebra

Statistics

Ph.D.

This degree is on hiatus and is being reworked. We are not accepting applicants for this degree at this time.

Masters Requirements

Plan B, option 1

The Master's Program in Applied Statistics will give the student an extensive and broad background in statistical methods, data analysis, and written and oral presentation skills. This degree is a terminal experience in graduate statistical education and should not be viewed as preparatory for entrance into a Ph.D. program in statistics. Graduates will have the necessary background to work as data management specialists, statistical analysts, and as project managers within a wide range of research organizations.

  • Required: 21 credit hours
    • Stat 5015 Regression Analysis
    • Stat 5025 Design and Analysis of Experiments
    • Stat 5155 Fundamentals of Sampling
    • Stat 5255 Mathematical Theory of Probability
    • Stat 5265 Introduction to the Theory of Statistics
    • Stat 5380 Bayesian Data Analysis
    • Stat 5470 Data Analysis
  • Electives: 15 credit hours
    • A minimum of 15 credit hours in other acceptable graduate courses. Acceptable courses include statistics courses numbered 5000 or higher, excepting 5000, 5050, 5060, 5070, 5080 and 5185

Plan B, option 2

The Master's Program in Statistics will give the student a solid background in statistical theory and in statistical methods, and in technical reading and writing skills. This program represents the first two years of doctoral coursework necessary for entrance into a Ph.D. program in statistics. Graduates will have the necessary background to further pursue the Ph.D. degree, to work in industrial or research organizations, or to teach in community college level institutions or as academic professionals in 4 year colleges and universities.

  • Required: 17 credit hours
    • Stat 5210 Statistical Methods 1
    • Stat 5220 Statistical Methods 2
    • Stat 5510 Distribution Theory
    • Stat 5520 Inference I
    • Stat 5620 Theory of Linear Models
  • One course from the following: 3-4 credit hours
    • Stat 5025 Design and Analysis of Experiments
    • Stat 5230 Statistical Methods 3
  • Electives:
    • A minimum of 15 credit hours in other acceptable graduate courses. Acceptable courses include statistics courses numbered 5000 or higher, excepting 5000, 5050, 5060, 5070, 5080 and 5185.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Computational Science Minor

The UW Departments of Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology and Geophysics, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics collaborate to offer a graduate minor in Interdisciplinary Computational Science (ICS). The ICS minor will help prepare graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering to play leading roles in their profession of choice.

The graduate ICS minor is based on the following requirements:

  • The student must earn 15 credit hours in specified courses.
  • Within the 15 credits, the student must earn at least 12 credits in graduate level classes (5000).
  • Within the 15 credits, the student must earn 6 credits outside of her/his department.
  • Only grades of B or better will be accepted for a course counting towards the minor.

Core Courses (9 credit hours required)

  • Computational Methods in Applied Sciences I (MATH 5310/COSC 5310), 3 hrs.
  • Introduction to High-Performance Computing (COSC 5010), 3 hrs.
  • Computational Methods II (MATH 5340/COSC 5340), 3 hrs.
  • Computational Biology (BOT 4550/5550), 4 hrs.
  • Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling (GEOL 4030/5030), 3 hrs.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics I (ME 5461), 3 hrs.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics II (ME 5462), 3 hrs.
  • Computational Methods in Statistics (STAT 5660), 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (6 credit hours required)

  • Analysis of Algorithms (COSC 5110), 3 hrs.
  • Advanced Bayesian Statistics (STAT 5680), 3 hrs.
  • Bayesian Data Analysis (STAT 5380), 3 hrs.
  • High-Performance Computing in Geosciences (course number to be obtained), 2 hrs.
  • Mathematics Modeling of Processes (MATH 5320), 3 hrs.
  • Molecular Modeling (CHEM 4560/5560), 3 hrs.
  • Mathematical and Computational Methods in Physics (PHYS 4840), 3 hrs.
  • Mathematical Modeling (MATH 4300), 3 hrs.

Applying

Click here to start the graduate program application process. Send email to Dr. Dan Stanescu for questions about the graduate minor in Interdisciplinary Computational Science.


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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-3036

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838

Email: gauss@uwyo.edu; statistics@uwyo.edu

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