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Mathematics Master's Degree in Applied Statistics and Data Science

Master of Arts (MA) in Mathematics in Applied Statistics and Data Science

One radical change in the Digital Age is that information that was once scattered and disordered can be amassed and studied. This natural aggregation of "stuff" creates a new need for Statisticians. The area is called Data Science. UTPB offers a track to prepare students for this challenging field.

Graduate Mathematics Program Admission Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 credit hours of coursework leading to the baccalaureate degree
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Scores (Optional)
    • Entrance Scores (ES) = 1600 minimum Entrance Score (ES) = (GPA x 267) + (GRE Quantitative Score x 5.23) (GPA equates to 50% of the decision, GRE Quantitative Reasoning equates to 50% of the decision)
  • At least one of the following courses or their equivalent with a B or better (Math 4315 Algebraic Structures or Math 4360 Intermediate Analysis)

Conditional Admission

If a student has a GPA below 3.0 but not lower than 2.75 in the last 60 credit hours a student will be considered for admission based on their complete application. The committee will review upper-level math courses taken to determine appropriate preparation in terms of courses taken and GPA associated with relevant mathematics courses deemed necessary for success in a graduate math program. Conditionally admitted students may be required to take leveling courses before being fully admitted to the Mathematics graduate program and will have to maintain the required CGPA to remain a graduate student.

Want to learn more? 

Scroll through the following degree tracks to begin working towards a MA in Mathematics in Applied Statistics and Data Science

Required Courses 

Students must complete the following courses for a total of six semester credit hours: 
  • MATH 6315 Principles of Algebra (3) sch
  • MATH 6360 Principles of Analysis (3) sch
Prescribed Electives 
Students must complete eight of the following courses for a total of 24 semester credit hours:
  • MATH 6301 Statistics (3) sch
  • MATH 6311 Applied Regression Analysis (3) sch
  • MATH 6312 Multivariate Statistics Methods (3) sch
  • MATH 6317 Advanced Linear Algebra (3) sch
  • MATH 6321 Mathematical Statistics (3) sch
  • MATH 6332 Combinatorics (3) sch
  • MATH 6333 Applied Probability (3) sch
  • MATH 6334 Computational Statistics (3) sch
  • MATH 6353 Linear Models (3) sch
  • MATH 6389 Selected Topics (3) sch
  • COSC 4385 Data Science (3) sch
  • COSC 6385 Analysis of Algorithms (3) sch

Faculty may accept transferred graduate courses as equivalent to some UTPB courses.  However, the listed minimum SCH hours required for each portion of each track cannot be reduced.