Graduate Studies

The Department offers a doctoral degree program with a concentration in computational mathematics and statistical sciences through the College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s  Ph.D. program in Computational Data-Enabled Sciences and Engineering (CDS&E). The Department also offers programs leading to the MST degree in mathematics designed for persons who wish additional preparation for mathematics teaching or mathematics supervision and the MS degree in Pure or Applied Mathematics for students who seek careers in academia, government, industry or the business sector. The programs are designed for persons with adequate background in undergraduate mathematics beyond the calculus sequence.

Ph.D. PROGRAM

Admission Requirements
  1. The applicant must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a STEM field, or other academic  fields with adequate computational and quantitative background, and
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on the highest degree earned.
  3. A satisfactory TOEFL score for international students whose native language is not English.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from three professors knowledgeable of the applicant’s academic ability.
  5. An official score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  6. A statement of purpose
Degree Requirements
  1. Common Core = 12 credit hours
  2. Track Requirement = 12 credit hours
  3. Track electives = 24 credit hours
  4. Dissertation = 24 credit hours

 

MST PROGRAM

Admission Requirements
  1. 15 hrs of mathematics above calculus sequence
  2. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  3. Admissions into JSU Graduate Studies (see MS PROGRAM

 

MS PROGRAM

Admission Requirements

SAME AS MST (see above)

Degree Requirements
One of three options
  1. 36 credit hours including  a 6-hr thesis or 36 credit hrs including a 3 hr project, or 36 credit hrs of course work with an exit exam.
  2. Maintain “B” average
  3. Pass Graduate English Competency Exam

 

Funding Opportunities
  1. ¨Departmental Teaching Assistantships

    * Includes tuition waivers and stipends

  2. Office of Graduate Studies

    * Offer tuition waivers

  3. Bridge to Doctorate Program

    * For students intending to pursue Ph.D.
    * Generous stipends available

DEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Applied Mathematics, Biomathematics, Representation Theory, Differential Geometry, Differential Equations, Computational Mathematics, CDS&E, Mathematics Education, Operator Theory on abstract spaces, Probability and Statistics, Algebraic and Geometric Topology…and many more!