Department of Mathematical Sciences

PO Box 172400
Wilson Hall 2-214
406-994-3601

The Department offers graduate study leading to the degree of Master of Science in either Mathematics or Statistics. The M.S. in Mathematics degree is available with two options: Mathematics and Mathematics Education. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is offered in Mathematics and Statistics. The Ph.D. in Mathematics is available with two emphases: Mathematics and Mathematics Education. The Department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics.

Admission

For regular admission to either the M.S. or the Ph.D. degree program, a student should have completed at least eighteen (18) credits of mathematics beyond calculus. For mathematics majors, this should include a year of advanced calculus. For statistics majors, it should include a year of statistical theory and a year of probability and statistical methods. Admission to the mathematics education program is determined on an individual basis. Successful applicants are accepted into both the Department and The Graduate School. 

Financial Assistance

Graduate assistantships are available to qualified graduate students in mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics. Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) usually require teaching one course each semester. Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) are also available to qualified students. Time requirements are similar to those for teaching assistantships. See the Graduate Assistantships section on the Department website for detailed information on appointment criteria.