Graduate Programs

Studying mathematics and statistics allows students to develop and strengthen superior analytical skills and problem-solving abilities that are valued by all employers. UA Little Rock offers several advanced programs of study:

In addition, our department is part of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Applied Science which includes four areas – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Learn more about the Applied Science Ph.D with a concentration in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

Our graduates have found jobs throughout Arkansas in education, health care, and private industry as teachers, statisticians, actuaries, mathematicians, and more. Others have continued their education in Ph.D. programs at UA Little Rock and across the nation. We strive to accommodate and help our students succeed in our program, department, and beyond. If you have any questions, please email the graduate coordinator, Dr. Annie Childers.

Graduate Assistantships

There are a limited number of graduate assistantships available. The stipend amount is $4,000 per semester along with tuition paid by the university (not fees). A full-time assistantship requires 20 hours work per week each semester. In addition, graduate assistants can sometimes be employed during the summer semesters for an additional $2000 to $4000. To apply, please complete the Graduate Assistantship Application.

Please apply for the assistantship after you have been accepted into the MS in Mathematical Sciences or the PhD in Applied Science. Awards are usually made in April and November. You will be notified either way of the decision.