Mathematical Sciences


Degrees and Certificates Offered

Master of Science


Program Coordinator Contact Information

Dr. Ann Childers

Phone: 501.682.8312

Email: abchilders@ualr.edu


Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 (4.0 scale) or 3.0 in the last 60 hours.
  • Courses with a grade of C or greater in matrix algebra, differential equations, an advanced calculus sequence, statistical methods, and a scientific programming language.
  • Six appropriate advanced mathematics hours with grades of C or greater (i.e., Analysis, Topology, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Statistics)
  • Official Graduate Record Examination score
  • Letters of recommendation.

Students with an undergraduate cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 2.69, or a GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 in their last 60 hours may petition the department for consideration for special conditional admission. Applicants must discuss and provide evidence regarding two or more of the following criteria as part of their petition:

  • GPA in previous mathematics/statistics courses
  • Amount of time elapsed since the previous degree (5+ years preferred)
  • Professional experience in mathematics, statistics, or teaching
  • Professional accomplishments that demonstrate the applicant’s abilities with respect to time management or focused, intensive study
  • Extraordinary circumstances related to the overall low GPA

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