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Pure and Applied
College: Arts and Sciences
Department: Mathematics and Statistics
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The major provides the experience and knowledge to understand and appreciate prior accomplishments in the discipline and develops the skills necessary for a meaningful contribution to the intellectual advancement and applications of the discipline. It prepares its graduates to pursue long-term careers in their field by providing solid and cutting-edge knowledge. Graduates receive training that enables them to conduct independent research and write research papers publishable in peer-reviewed journals of their discipline, as well as a technical education enabling them to take on leading positions in a modern economy.
Major Research Areas
Algebra & Number Theory, Applied Statistics, Approximation Theory, Bio-Mathematics, Complex & Harmonic Analysis, Cyber-Security & Cryptography, Data Science, Differential Equations, Graph Theory & Combinatorics, Low-Dimensional Topology, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Physics, Operator Theory, Probability, Statistical Learning, Stochastic Processes & Modelling
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- A degree from an accredited institution relevant to the prospective concentration. Either
- a Master’s degree or equivalent in mathematical sciences/statistics or a related area; or
- a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mathematical sciences/statistics or related area with a strong record of undergraduate/graduate courses related to prospective concentration.
- GRE - At least a 55th percentile Quantitative; Verbal and Analytical Writing scores are also considered.
- At least a 3.50 GPA in graduate and/or upper undergraduate mathematics/statistics courses.
- Three letters of recommendation (two of which should be from college level mathematics/statistics professors)
- A completed departmental application form, including a statement of goals.
- A completed departmental graduate teaching assistantship application form (if such a position is desired).
Applicants to the Ph.D. program may be offered admission to the M.A. program and move to the Ph.D. program after establishing a record of success in graduate courses. Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Contact the Department for recommended prerequisites for each concentration.