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Masters degree: Mathematical Biology Track

Non-Thesis option

  1. Requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, at least 18 of which must be in mathematics.
  2. There must be a 24 credit hours core of mathematics and statistics courses selected from the following*:
    • Each of the following: `
      • MATH 611 (Introduction to Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations)
      • MATH 647 (Mathematical Modeling)
      • STAT 610 (Theory of Statistics: Distribution Functions)
    • At least 12 credit hours in core math classes. Suggested courses include:
      • MATH 603 (Methods of Applied Math II)
      • MATH 604 (Mathematical Foundations of Continuum Mechanics)
      • MATH 609 (Numerical Analysis)
      • MATH 610 (Numerical Methods in Partial Differential Equations)
      • MATH 612 (Partial Differential Equations)
      • MATH 613 (Graph Theory)
      • MATH 614 (Dynamical Systems and Chaos)
      • MATH 641 (Analysis for Applications I)
      • MATH 642 (Analysis for Applications II)
      • MATH 648 (Computational Algebraic Geometry)
      • MATH 669 (Seminar in Mathematical Biology)
    • One of the following:
      • STAT 614 (Probability for Statistics)
      • STAT 615 (Stochastic Processes)
      • STAT 621 (Advanced Stochastic Processes)
      • STAT 647 (Spatial Statistics)
  3. There must be a minimum of 12 credit hours in a coordinated minor outside of the mathematics department. Suggested courses include:
    • Computer Science and Engineering
      • CSCE 628/BICH 628 (Computational Biology)
      • CSCE 636 (Neural Networks)
    • Biostatistics
      • STAT 643 (Biostatistics I)
      • STAT 644 (Biostatistics II)
      • STAT 645 (Applied Biostatistics and Data Analysis)
      • STAT 646 (Statistical Bioinformatics)
      • STAT 647 (Spatial Statistics)
      • STAT 661 (Statistical Genetics)
      • STAT 662 (Advanced Statistical Genetics)
    • Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
      • VIBS 607 (Applied Epidemiology)
      • VIBS 608 (Epidemiology Methods I)
      • VIBS 610 (Epidemiologic Methods II and Data Analysis)
      • VIBS 613 (Evolutionary Bioinformatics)
    • Genetics
      • GENE 603 (Genetics)
      • GENE 612 (Population Genetics)
      • GENE 613 (Quantitative Genetics)
    • Biology
      • BIOL 627/NRSC 601 (Principles of Neuroscience I)
      • BIOL 628/NRSC 602 (Principles of Neuroscience II)
      • BIOL 650 (Genomics)
      • BIOL 651 (Bioinformatics)
    • Biomedical Engineering
      • BMEN 611 (Biomedical Imaging Systems)
      • BMEN 620 (Bio-Optical Imaging)
      • BMEN 631 (Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems)
      • BMEN 632 (Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics)
      • BMEN 652 (Cell Mechanobiology)
      • BMEN 660 (Vascular Mechanics)
      • BMEN 661 (Cardiac Mechanics)
      • BMEN 662 (Vascular Fluid Mechanics)
      • BMEN 663 (Soft Tissue Mechanics and Finite Element Methods)
      • BMEN 680 (Biomedical Engineering of Tissues)
    • Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
      • WFSC 610 (Evolutionary Ecology)
      • WFSC 613 (Animal Ecology)
      • WFSC 622 (Behavioral Ecology)
      • WFSC 624 (Dynamics of Populations)
      • WFSC 633 (Conservation Genetics)

*Substitions for core courses may be allowed in special cases but require approval of the Graduate Office.