Department of Mathematical Sciences

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Areas of Study

Students seeking a degree in the Mathematical Sciences may specialize in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Applied Mathematics. Each option allows some flexibility in electives so that students can better adapt their degree plans to their educational goals.

Bachelor's Degree

Fact Sheets:

In the Undergraduate Catalog, you will find information on the following programs:

  • B.S. in Actuarial Science
  • B.S. Mathematical Sciences
          • with Computer Sciences Emphasis
          • with Electrical Engineering Emphasis
          • with Management Emphasis
  • B.S. Mathematical Sciences - Applied Mathematics
  • B.S. Mathematical Sciences - Statistics
  • Minor in Mathematical Sciences

Master's Degree

The Mathematical Sciences Department at The University of Texas at Dallas offers graduate study in six specializations: Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics, and an interdisciplinary degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The degree programs offer students the opportunity to prepare for careers in these disciplines themselves or in any of the many other fields for which these disciplines are such indispensable tools. As other sciences develop, problems which require the use of these tools are numerous and pressing.

In addition to a wide range of courses in mathematics and statistics, the Mathematical Sciences Department offers a unique selection of courses that consider mathematical and computational aspects of engineering, biology and other scientific problems.

The Master of Science degree programs are designed for persons seeking specializations in Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

The Master of Science degree is available also for those who plan to teach Mathematics or Statistics above the remedial level at a community college or at a college or university. The Master of Science degree is recommended as a minimum, since an earned doctorate is sometimes required.

For information concerning the Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics Education, designed for persons who are teaching in grades 6-12, visit the Department of Mathematics Education.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree programs cover two basic areas of concentration: Statistics and Applied Mathematics. They are designed for those who plan to pursue academic, government, financial, actuarial, or industrial careers.

For official information, please visit the Graduate Catalog.

Doctorate

Students dictate each PhD program with the guidance and approval of the graduate advisor. Adjustments can be made as the student’s interests develop and a specific dissertation topic is chosen.

In the Graduate Catalog, you will find information on the following:

  • PhD Mathematical Sciences - Applied Mathematics
  • PhD Mathematical Sciences - Statistics
  • Updated: June 9, 2014