The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers coursework leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in mathematics and statistics. The department also participates in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (iPh.D.) program offered by the UMKC School of Graduate Studies, where the emphasis may be in either mathematics or statistics. As listed below, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides a variety of graduate degree options.
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (I.Ph.D)
The students may choose Mathematics or Statistics as the principle discipline and another field as the co-discipline. A PhD degree in Statistics or Mathematics opens the door to several well-paying professional jobs such as Research Scientist, Assistant Professor, Data Scientist, Senior Analyst, and Statistical Modeling Manager.
Master of Science in Mathematics
Our master’s degree program in mathematics allows students to sharpen their skills in different areas of mathematics such as applied mathematics, algebra or analysis. It prepares the student to purse professional careers such as Mathematics Instructor/Teacher, Senior Budget Analyst, Math & Stat Modeler, Accounting Supervisor, Modeling and Simulation Analyst, Imaging Scientist, Systems Engineer, Consultant and Actuarial Analyst.
Master of Science in Statistics
There is a high regional demand for individuals with a master’s degree in statistics. Our master’s degree program in statistics prepares the students for professional careers such as Statistician, Biostatistician, Data Scientist, Stat Instructor, Consultant and Data Analyst.
Students can apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position, which comes with a stipend of about $12,000 per year and a tuition waiver for up to 9 credit hours per regular semester. Summer teaching is often available, for an additional salary of $2,000-$4,000. Individuals may apply for a GTA position, by filling out the GTA Application Form and three letters of reference to be sent directly to the Principal Graduate Advisor Dr. Sega firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can also apply for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position, which comes with a stipend, ranging from $20,000 to $25,000. For more information, please contact Dr. Majid Bani-Yaghoub.