Mathematics & Statistics Graduate Program

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers:

  • the Master of Science degree;
  • a program that enables a student majoring in mathematics to complete a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a five year period. The key feature of the program is that a student can count up to 12 hours of courses that satisfy the requirements for both the B.A. or B.S. and the M.S. in Mathematics;
  • financial aid including teaching assistantships and part time teaching postitions($11,000-$13,200), new scholar awards, in-state($500-$1000) and out-of-state tuition remission awards ($11,935,.44)

A word from the graduate coordinator

We are very excited about our graduate program. It has been steadily growing. We have graduated 33 students in the last two years and have 9 more slated to graduate this year (2014-2015). We take a personal interest in each of our students. I think you will find our degree programs are very flexible. The program

  • requires 30-33 hours of graduate work,
  • has a minimum of required courses,
  • has thesis and non-thesis options,
  • allows students to concentrate in pure mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics.

Many of our graduates have gone on to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, operations research, or computer science. Community college teaching is a popular career choice of our graduates. Others have obtained industrial employment with professional titles such as operations research analyst, software engineer, or statistical programmer.

If you have a bachelor's degree or are about to obtain one in mathematics or a related field and are interested in a master's degree in mathematics, please consider applying to UNCW. I encourage you to contact me by phone (910-962-7635) or email if you have any questions about our program or about any special circumstances you might have. I look forward to hearing from you.


James Blum

Student Learning Outcomes