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Mathematical Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) , AR,
The Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences program provides advanced preparation for careers in private industry and government or for doctoral study. It is designed to accommodate full-time employees and can be completed in two years by including summer classes. 

About

It is designed to accommodate full-time employees and can be completed in two years by including summer classes. Concentrations are offered in applied mathematics, applied statistics, computational sciences, and interdisciplinary mathematics. Computer labs are available with research-quality mathematical and scientific software.

The program is continually adding to and updating its software and a number of courses in the program require computer use. Applied mathematics is critical to most areas of today’s highly technological workforce, and the master’s program is a passport to this exciting and expanding career field. 

Programme Structure

There are two areas of specialization: applied mathematics and applied statistics.

Applied Mathematics

In addition to the 12 hours of core courses listed above, the degree requires 9 hours of emphasis courses, 9 hours of elective courses, a master’s research project or 6 more hours of electives, and written and oral comprehensive examinations.

Core courses:

  • Computational Linear Algebra
  • Advanced Numerical Analysis II
  • Partial Differential Equations

Applied Statistics

In addition to the 12 hours of core courses listed above, the degree requires 9 hours of emphasis courses, 9 hours of elective courses, a master’s research project or 6 more hours of electives, and written and oral comprehensive examinations.

Core courses:

  • Mathematical Statistics II
  • Mathematical Statistics III
  • Linear and Nonlinear Regression

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (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.
  • Writing Sample.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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