Mathematics and Statistics (MST/STA)
Master of Science

Overview

The program is designed to accommodate students seeking either a terminal master’s degree or preparation for PhD work.

To obtain the Master of Science degree in one year, a graduate student must present evidence of having completed the work required of an undergraduate who majors in mathematics in a fully accredited college or university. Such a major is understood to include at least 33 semester hours of mathematics, of which at least 18 require as prerequisite one year of calculus. Students who are admitted with less than the level of preparation specified should expect to take additional courses at the 600-level and remain in residence for more than one year.

Students desiring to use work taken in the department for graduate teacher certification should consult the Department of Education before applying for candidacy.

Students in the program have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including the DEAC Linux cluster (https://is.wfu.edu/services/high-performance-computing/).