Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics is critical to many of today’s highly technological workforce, and the Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences is a passport to this expanding career field. Graduates of mathematical sciences will develop superior analytical skills and problem-solving abilities. The program is designed to accommodate full-time employees and can be completed in two years.

We have small class sizes which provide maximum teacher-student interaction, and our dedicated graduate faculty enhances the learning experience.

Our graduates have found jobs throughout Arkansas in education, health care, and in the 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.

The M.S. in Mathematical Sciences has three concentrations:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Collegiate Mathematics Education

Admission Requirements

Students may be admitted to the program for regular admission with the following:

  • 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

Please see the academic catalog for details on special conditional admission.

Curriculum and Concentrations

Students in the M.S. in Mathematical Sciences program will choose one of three concentrations:

Applied Mathematics

  • MATH 7350 – Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH 7311 – Advanced Linear Algebra
  • MATH 7323 – Advanced Numerical Analysis I
  • MATH 7322 – Advanced Differential Equations

Applied Statistics

  • MATH 7350 – Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH 7311 – Advanced Linear Algebra
  • MATH 7351 – Mathematical Statistics II
  • STAT 7340 – Advanced Statistical Methods I

Collegiate Mathematics Education

  • MATH 7350 – Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH 7311 – Advanced Linear Algebra
  • MATH 7390 – Teaching Collegiate Math
  • MATH 5361 – History of Mathematics I

Please contact our graduate coordinator, Dr. Annie Childers, if you have any questions.