# Distance Master's degree: Mathematics and Statistics Track

The Mathematics and Statistics track emphasizes the use of information to solve real-world problems and evaluate theoretical concerns that may arise in the future. That emphasis on solving problems ensures that students are prepared to work in a variety of industries and fields. Graduates who have a background in Mathematics and Statistics are in high demand.## Degree Plan Requirements

- Requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, at least 18 of which must be in mathematics.*
- There must be 15 credit hours in specialized mathematics and statistics courses
selected from the following:
- MATH 609 (Numerical Analysis);
- MATH 619 (Applied Probability);
- STAT 608 (Regression Analysis*);
- STAT 630 (Mathematical Statistics);
- MATH 632 (A Transition to Graduate Level Mathematics);

- There must be 12 hours of graduate mathematics courses and 6 hours of graduate statistics courses,
selected from the following:*
- MATH 613 (Graph Theory);
- MATH 615 (Introduction to Classical Analysis);
- MATH 628 (Mathematics of Finance);
- MATH 630 (Combinatorics);
- MATH 640 (Linear Algebra for Applications);
- MATH 647 (Mathematical Modeling);
- MATH 660 (Computational Linear Algebra);
- MATH 664 (Seminar in Applied Mathematics);
- MATH 673 (Information, Secrecy and Authentications I);
- MATH 677 (Mathematical Foundations for Data Science);
- Math 685 (Directed Studies*);
- MATH 696 (Mathematical Communication and Technology);
- STAT 601 (Statistical Analysis).
- STAT 616 (Stat Aspects of Machine Learning).
- STAT 624 (Databases and Computational Tools Used in Big Data).
- STAT 639 (Data Mining and Analysis).
- STAT 646 (Bioinformatics).
- STAT 651 (Statistics in Research I).
- STAT 652 (Statistics in Research II).
- STAT 656 (Applied Analytics).

- This leaves 3 of 36 credits to be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor (This should be a class in mathematics).

* Math 685 (typically 1 credit hour, no more 3 credit hours) will be allowed only with the permission of the Committee Chair and the Director of the Program.

* STAT 601 or STAT 651 is a prerequesite for STAT 608.