Central to Using Data for Decisions.
Central’s MA in Mathematics with a specialization in Statistics prepares students for a career or advanced study in statistics by understanding the discipline as a collection of inferential tools derived mathematically from models and/or assumptions.
- Starts every January and August
- 33-credit program
- Attend full- or part-time
- Classes are offered evenings on-campus and online
- Choice between three capstone options: Plan A: Thesis, Plan B: Comprehensive Exam, or Plan C: Special Project
- Financial aid is available
Deeply understand analytic arguments, using such common notions as epsilon/delta, infinite sums, and limits, as well as considerations for more general spaces than the real numbers, such as spaces of functions.
- Develop a basic understanding of measure theory and use it to study the Lebesgue integral.
- Deeply understand basic algebraic and discrete notions, such as facts about vector spaces and counting arguments, and expand this to include ideas about rings and fields.
- Develop a basic understanding of Galois theory.
- Follow and create analytic proofs involving abstract metric spaces.
- Follow and create algebraic proofs, with an understanding of groups, rings, and fields; and
- Independently investigate advanced topics in mathematics and present results to others in a clear way.
Did You Know?
In May of 2020, the median annual wage for statisticians was $92k. Overall employment of statisticians is projected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.