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Applied and Computational Mathematics M.S.

Mathematics & Statistics
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 140 Solon Campus Center, 1117 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 (218-726-8747; fax: 218-726-8399)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 35
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
This program is for those wishing to pursue careers that use applied mathematics and statistics in science, industry, business, and teaching, and for those wishing to go on for doctoral degrees in mathematics or statistics. It emphasizes the use of modern modeling techniques and computational methods with areas of concentration available in continuous modeling, probability/statistics, and discrete mathematics. The faculty is drawn largely from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, but also includes members from other departments.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
An undergraduate degree in mathematics or statistics is preferred. Students with degrees in any major and with a substantial background in mathematics or statistics are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 15 to 19 major credits, 6 to 10 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 25 to 29 major credits and 6 to 10 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:The Plan B project must be presented to the department in a seminar or colloquium, and prepared for publication as a departmental technical report. A PDF file of the final version must be submitted to the department.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
The master of science degree is offered under both Plan A (with thesis) and Plan B (without thesis). At least 25 of these credits must be under MATH or STAT designator (including Thesis credits or Plan B Final Project Research credits). At least 14 of these (not including Thesis credits or Plan B Final Project Research credits) must be under the MATH designation. At least 6 credits must be from a minor or related field (statistics is a related field). The remaining 4 credits may be either major credits or from a related field. Every student must attend at least 16 Graduate Colloquium presentations. Plan A requires 35 total credits; the final exam is oral. Plan B requires 35 total credits; the final exam is oral.
Theoretical Core (10 - 11 cr)
Students not taking all four Theoretical Core courses must include in their program of study at least one course in the unrepresented area; i.e., Applied Analysis, Algebra and Discrete Math, or Probability and Statistics. The course selection must be approved by advisor and director of Graduate Studies.
MATH 5327 - Advanced Linear Algebra (3.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MATH 5201 - Real Variables (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5371 - Abstract Algebra I (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5571 - Probability (4.0 cr)
Graduate Seminar (1 cr)
Students must attend at least 16 Graduate Colloquium presentations.
MATH 8980 - Graduate Seminar (1.0 cr)
Computation (3 - 4 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· MATH 5233 - Mathematical Foundations of Bioinformatics (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5830 - Numerical Analysis: Approximation and Quadrature (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5840 - Numerical Analysis: Systems and Optimization (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5850 - Numerical Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5411 - Analysis of Variance (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5511 - Regression Analysis (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5515 - Multivariate Statistics (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5521 - Applied Time Series Analysis (3.0 cr)
Related Field (6 cr)
At least 6 credits must be taken outside the major for both Plan A and Plan B programs. These credits outside the major may be taken from approved math related fields with designations other than MATH. STAT is an allowed related field except STAT 5571 Probability, which does not count towards the 6 credit requirement. Eligibility of courses other than STAT is determined by director of Graduate Studies.
Comprehensive Examination
All students must pass the comprehensive examination. The material tested is the courses from the Theoretical Core. There are 8 problems, 2 in each subject. The student must solve 4 problems; precisely 1 problem in advanced linear algebra and 3 problems in 2 or 3 of the remaining fields (abstract algebra; real variables; probability) according to the student's choice. This examination can be taken in an oral format at the mutual agreement of both the student and the graduate program.
Plan A or Plan B
Plan A
Thesis
Students must complete 10 thesis credits. The thesis must be presented to the department in a seminar or colloquium and defended before the candidate's Examining Committee. The candidate must submit required thesis copies to the graduate school and a PDF copy to the department. Starting the first semester after submission of their Graduate Degree Plan Form, Plan A students must register for at least 2 credits of MATH 8777 Thesis Credits in every semester until they defend their thesis.
MATH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Electives
From mathematics, statistics or approved related areas to reach a minimum of 35 credits. Your program must include a minimum of 14 credits with a MATH designator (not including MATH 8777 thesis credits).
or Plan B
Concentrations
Select at least two courses from one of the following areas of concentration (close to project topic).
Applied Analysis
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MATH 5202 - Applied Functional Analysis (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5260 - Dynamical Systems (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5270 - Modeling with Dynamical Systems (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5280 - Partial Differential Equations (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5810 - Linear Programming (3.0 cr)
· MATH 8201 - Real Analysis (3.0 cr)
or Probability and Statistics
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· STAT 5411 - Analysis of Variance (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5511 - Regression Analysis (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5515 - Multivariate Statistics (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5521 - Applied Time Series Analysis (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5531 - Probability Models (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5572 - Statistical Inference (4.0 cr)
· STAT 8611 - Linear Models (3.0 cr)
or Algebra and Discrete Math
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MATH 5330 - Theory of Numbers (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5347 - Applied Algebra and Cryptology (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5365 - Graph Theory (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5366 - Enumerative Combinatorics (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5372 - Abstract Algebra II (3.0 cr)
or Computation
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MATH 5233 - Mathematical Foundations of Bioinformatics (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5830 - Numerical Analysis: Approximation and Quadrature (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5840 - Numerical Analysis: Systems and Optimization (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5850 - Numerical Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
Directed Research
Students must complete an approved project, present it to the dept in a seminar or colloquium, and prepare it for publication as a departmental technical report. A PDF file of the final version must be submitted to the department. A maximum of 4 cr can count towards the total number of credits required by the program. Starting the 1st semester after submission of their Graduate Degree Plan Form, Plan B students must register for 2 cr of MATH 8774 every semester until they defend their project.
MATH 8774 - Plan B Final Project Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
Electives
From mathematics, statistics or approved related areas to reach a minimum of 35 credits. Your program must include a minimum of 14 credits with a MATH designator (not including MATH 8774 Plan B Final Project Research credits).
 
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MATH 5327 - Advanced Linear Algebra
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Vector spaces over fields, subspaces, linear transformations, matrix representations, change of basis, inner-product spaces, singular value decomposition, eigenspaces, diagonalizability, annihilating polynomials, Jordan form. prereq: Graduate student or instructor consent
MATH 5201 - Real Variables
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Limits, sequence and series of real numbers, tests for convergence, rearrangements, summability, and the class L-SQUARED. Metric spaces; continuous functions, connectedness, completeness, compactness. Banach fixed-point theorem and Piccard existence theorem for differential equations. prereq: 4201 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5371 - Abstract Algebra I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to groups and rings and their applications. prereq: 3355 or 4326 with a grade of C- or better or grad standing or instructor consent
STAT 5571 - Probability
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3611, Math 3298, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Axioms of probability. Discrete and continuous random variables and their probability distributions. Joint and conditional distributions. Mathematical expectation, moments, correlation, and conditional expectation. Normal and related distributions. Limit theorems. prereq: 3611, Math 3298, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MATH 8980 - Graduate Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of applications of discrete, continuous, and stochastic modeling techniques. For first-year graduate students in applied and computational mathematics. prereq: instructor consent
MATH 5233 - Mathematical Foundations of Bioinformatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mathematical, algorithmic, and computational foundations of common tools used in genomics and proteomics. Topics include: sequence alignment algorithms and implementations (Needleman-Wunsch, Smith-Waterman, BLAST, Clustal), scoring matrices (PAM, BLOSUM), statistics of DNA sequences (SNPs, CpG islands, isochores, satellites), and phylogenetic tree methods (UPGMA, parsimony, maximum likelihood). Other topics will be covered as time permits: RNA and protein structure prediction, microarray analysis, post-translational modification prediction, gene regulatory dynamics, and whole-genome sequencing techniques. prereq: Any two of the following: Biol 5233, Math 3355, CS 1511, Stat 3611 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MATH 5830 - Numerical Analysis: Approximation and Quadrature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Error analysis, interpolation and approximation, numerical integration, solution of nonlinear systems. prereq: 3280 or 4326 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
MATH 5840 - Numerical Analysis: Systems and Optimization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Solution of systems of linear equations; elimination and factorization methods; iterative methods; error analysis; eigenvalue/eigenvector approximation; unconstrained optimization; nonlinear least squares. prereq: 3280 or 4326 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
MATH 5850 - Numerical Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Computational differencing techniques as applied to initial- and boundary-value problems. Introduction to variational formulations of differential equations and general technique of weighed residuals. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
STAT 5411 - Analysis of Variance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of variance techniques as applied to scientific experiments and studies. Randomized block designs, factorial designs, nesting. Checking model assumptions. Using statistical computer software. prereq: 3411 or 3611; a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5511 - Regression Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3611, Math 3280 or Math 4326, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Simple, polynomial, and multiple regression. Matrix formulation of estimation, testing, and prediction in linear regression model. Analysis of residuals, model selection, transformations, and use of computer software. prereq: 3611, Math 3280 or Math 4326, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5515 - Multivariate Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Multivariate normal distribution, MANOVA, canonical correlation, discriminate analysis, principal components. Use of computer software. prereq: 5411 or 5511, Math 3280 or Math 4326, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5521 - Applied Time Series Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Characteristics of time series; time series regression and exploratory data analysis; introduction of ARIMA models, including model building, estimation and forecasting; spectral analysis and filtering. Use of statistical software R. prereq: Math 3280, Stat 3612 or 5511 or instructor consent
MATH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Maximum 18 credits per semester or summer; 10 credits total required (Plan A only)
MATH 5202 - Applied Functional Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Basic concepts, methods, and applications of functional analysis. Complete metric spaces, contraction mapping, and applications. Banach spaces and linear operators. Inner product and Hilbert spaces, orthonormal bases and expansions, approximation, and applications. Spectral theory of compact operators, including self-adjoint and normal operators. pre-req: MATH 5201, MATH 4326 or 5327; MATH 5327 can be taken concurrently
MATH 5260 - Dynamical Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Fundamentals of differential equations (existence, uniqueness, continuation of solutions); linear systems, autonomous systems, and Poincare-Bendixson theory; periodic systems; discrete dynamical systems; bifurcation theory; chaos. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5270 - Modeling with Dynamical Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Application and analysis of continuous and discrete dynamical systems. Model construction, simulation, and interpretation. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5280 - Partial Differential Equations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Introduction, emphasizing use of Fourier series, Green's functions, and other classical techniques. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 3280 or grad standing
MATH 5810 - Linear Programming
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Motivation problems, modeling, theory of simplex method, duality and sensitivity analysis, large-scale problems, complexity, and Karmarkar algorithm. prereq: 3280 or 4326f with a grade of C- or better
MATH 8201 - Real Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Rigorous development of abstract measure spaces, measurable functions, and corresponding theory of integration. Lebesgue measure and Lebesgue integral developed as a particular model. (offered alt yrs) prereq: 5201 with a grade of C- or better
STAT 5411 - Analysis of Variance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of variance techniques as applied to scientific experiments and studies. Randomized block designs, factorial designs, nesting. Checking model assumptions. Using statistical computer software. prereq: 3411 or 3611; a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5511 - Regression Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3611, Math 3280 or Math 4326, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Simple, polynomial, and multiple regression. Matrix formulation of estimation, testing, and prediction in linear regression model. Analysis of residuals, model selection, transformations, and use of computer software. prereq: 3611, Math 3280 or Math 4326, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5515 - Multivariate Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Multivariate normal distribution, MANOVA, canonical correlation, discriminate analysis, principal components. Use of computer software. prereq: 5411 or 5511, Math 3280 or Math 4326, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5521 - Applied Time Series Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Characteristics of time series; time series regression and exploratory data analysis; introduction of ARIMA models, including model building, estimation and forecasting; spectral analysis and filtering. Use of statistical software R. prereq: Math 3280, Stat 3612 or 5511 or instructor consent
STAT 5531 - Probability Models
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3611, Math 1297 or Math 1597, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of probability models and their applications to science and engineering. Classical models such as binomial, Poisson, and exponential distributions. Random variables, joint distributions, expectation, covariance, independence, conditional probability. Markov processes and their applications. Selected topics in stochastic processes. prereq: 3611, Math 1297 or Math 1597, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5572 - Statistical Inference
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mathematical statistics; Bayes' and maximum-likelihood estimators, unbiased estimators; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing, including likelihood ratio tests, most powerful tests, and goodness-of-fit tests. prereq: STAT 3612 and 5571 with a grade of C- or better
STAT 8611 - Linear Models
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Developing statistical theory of general linear model. Distribution theory, testing, and estimation. Analysis of variance and regression. (offered alt yrs) prereq: 5572 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5330 - Theory of Numbers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Properties of integers, primes, divisibility, congruences, and quadratic reciprocity. Computational aspects include factoring algorithms and RSA cryptosystem. prereq: 3355 with a grade of C- or better or instructor consent
MATH 5347 - Applied Algebra and Cryptology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Applied algebra topics include mathematical origami, permutation games, and the Rubik's cube. Cryptology topics include monoalphabetic substitution ciphers, RSA, primality testing, and elliptic curve cryptology. pre-req: grade of C- or better in MATH 3355 or MATH 3326 and CS 3512 or grad student
MATH 5365 - Graph Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Finite graphs, including trees, connectivity, traversability, planarity, colorability, labeling, and matchings. prereq: 3355 with a grade of C- or better or instructor consent
MATH 5366 - Enumerative Combinatorics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Permutations, combinations, binomial coefficients, inclusion-exclusion, recurrence relations, ordinary and exponential generating functions, Catalan numbers, selected topics from designs, finite geometries, Polya's enumeration formula. prereq: 3355 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5372 - Abstract Algebra II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Polynomial rings, divisibility in integral domains, field extensions, finite fields, special topic, and applications. prereq: 5371 with a grade of C- or better or instructor consent
MATH 5233 - Mathematical Foundations of Bioinformatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mathematical, algorithmic, and computational foundations of common tools used in genomics and proteomics. Topics include: sequence alignment algorithms and implementations (Needleman-Wunsch, Smith-Waterman, BLAST, Clustal), scoring matrices (PAM, BLOSUM), statistics of DNA sequences (SNPs, CpG islands, isochores, satellites), and phylogenetic tree methods (UPGMA, parsimony, maximum likelihood). Other topics will be covered as time permits: RNA and protein structure prediction, microarray analysis, post-translational modification prediction, gene regulatory dynamics, and whole-genome sequencing techniques. prereq: Any two of the following: Biol 5233, Math 3355, CS 1511, Stat 3611 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MATH 5830 - Numerical Analysis: Approximation and Quadrature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Error analysis, interpolation and approximation, numerical integration, solution of nonlinear systems. prereq: 3280 or 4326 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
MATH 5840 - Numerical Analysis: Systems and Optimization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Solution of systems of linear equations; elimination and factorization methods; iterative methods; error analysis; eigenvalue/eigenvector approximation; unconstrained optimization; nonlinear least squares. prereq: 3280 or 4326 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
MATH 5850 - Numerical Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Computational differencing techniques as applied to initial- and boundary-value problems. Introduction to variational formulations of differential equations and general technique of weighed residuals. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
MATH 8774 - Plan B Final Project Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Independent research performed under Advisor?s supervision. Starting the 1st semester after submission of their Graduate Degree Plan Form, Plan B students must register for 2 cr of MATH 8774 every semester until they defend their project. pre-req: advisors consent
MATH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Maximum 18 credits per semester or summer; 10 credits total required (Plan A only)
MATH 5260 - Dynamical Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Fundamentals of differential equations (existence, uniqueness, continuation of solutions); linear systems, autonomous systems, and Poincare-Bendixson theory; periodic systems; discrete dynamical systems; bifurcation theory; chaos. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5270 - Modeling with Dynamical Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Application and analysis of continuous and discrete dynamical systems. Model construction, simulation, and interpretation. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5280 - Partial Differential Equations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Introduction, emphasizing use of Fourier series, Green's functions, and other classical techniques. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 3280 or grad standing
MATH 5810 - Linear Programming
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Motivation problems, modeling, theory of simplex method, duality and sensitivity analysis, large-scale problems, complexity, and Karmarkar algorithm. prereq: 3280 or 4326f with a grade of C- or better
STAT 5411 - Analysis of Variance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of variance techniques as applied to scientific experiments and studies. Randomized block designs, factorial designs, nesting. Checking model assumptions. Using statistical computer software. prereq: 3411 or 3611; a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5511 - Regression Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3611, Math 3280 or Math 4326, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Simple, polynomial, and multiple regression. Matrix formulation of estimation, testing, and prediction in linear regression model. Analysis of residuals, model selection, transformations, and use of computer software. prereq: 3611, Math 3280 or Math 4326, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5515 - Multivariate Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Multivariate normal distribution, MANOVA, canonical correlation, discriminate analysis, principal components. Use of computer software. prereq: 5411 or 5511, Math 3280 or Math 4326, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5531 - Probability Models
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3611, Math 1297 or Math 1597, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of probability models and their applications to science and engineering. Classical models such as binomial, Poisson, and exponential distributions. Random variables, joint distributions, expectation, covariance, independence, conditional probability. Markov processes and their applications. Selected topics in stochastic processes. prereq: 3611, Math 1297 or Math 1597, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
STAT 5572 - Statistical Inference
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mathematical statistics; Bayes' and maximum-likelihood estimators, unbiased estimators; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing, including likelihood ratio tests, most powerful tests, and goodness-of-fit tests. prereq: STAT 3612 and 5571 with a grade of C- or better
STAT 8611 - Linear Models
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Developing statistical theory of general linear model. Distribution theory, testing, and estimation. Analysis of variance and regression. (offered alt yrs) prereq: 5572 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5330 - Theory of Numbers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Properties of integers, primes, divisibility, congruences, and quadratic reciprocity. Computational aspects include factoring algorithms and RSA cryptosystem. prereq: 3355 with a grade of C- or better or instructor consent
MATH 5365 - Graph Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Finite graphs, including trees, connectivity, traversability, planarity, colorability, labeling, and matchings. prereq: 3355 with a grade of C- or better or instructor consent
MATH 5366 - Enumerative Combinatorics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Permutations, combinations, binomial coefficients, inclusion-exclusion, recurrence relations, ordinary and exponential generating functions, Catalan numbers, selected topics from designs, finite geometries, Polya's enumeration formula. prereq: 3355 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5372 - Abstract Algebra II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Polynomial rings, divisibility in integral domains, field extensions, finite fields, special topic, and applications. prereq: 5371 with a grade of C- or better or instructor consent
MATH 5233 - Mathematical Foundations of Bioinformatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mathematical, algorithmic, and computational foundations of common tools used in genomics and proteomics. Topics include: sequence alignment algorithms and implementations (Needleman-Wunsch, Smith-Waterman, BLAST, Clustal), scoring matrices (PAM, BLOSUM), statistics of DNA sequences (SNPs, CpG islands, isochores, satellites), and phylogenetic tree methods (UPGMA, parsimony, maximum likelihood). Other topics will be covered as time permits: RNA and protein structure prediction, microarray analysis, post-translational modification prediction, gene regulatory dynamics, and whole-genome sequencing techniques. prereq: Any two of the following: Biol 5233, Math 3355, CS 1511, Stat 3611 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MATH 5830 - Numerical Analysis: Approximation and Quadrature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Error analysis, interpolation and approximation, numerical integration, solution of nonlinear systems. prereq: 3280 or 4326 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
MATH 5840 - Numerical Analysis: Systems and Optimization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Solution of systems of linear equations; elimination and factorization methods; iterative methods; error analysis; eigenvalue/eigenvector approximation; unconstrained optimization; nonlinear least squares. prereq: 3280 or 4326 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
MATH 5850 - Numerical Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Computational differencing techniques as applied to initial- and boundary-value problems. Introduction to variational formulations of differential equations and general technique of weighed residuals. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
MATH 8774 - Plan B Final Project Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Independent research performed under Advisor?s supervision. Starting the 1st semester after submission of their Graduate Degree Plan Form, Plan B students must register for 2 cr of MATH 8774 every semester until they defend their project. pre-req: advisors consent