Mathematics with Specialization in Statistics, MA

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.

Program Features

  • 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

Learning Outcomes

  1. 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.

  2. Develop a basic understanding of measure theory and use it to study the Lebesgue integral.
  3. 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.
  4. Develop a basic understanding of Galois theory.
  5. Follow and create analytic proofs involving abstract metric spaces.
  6. Follow and create algebraic proofs, with an understanding of groups, rings, and fields; and
  7. 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.

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Krishna Saha
Mathematical Sciences

Academic Department

Mathematical Sciences