Master of Science

Online M.S. in Mathematical Sciences

Learn to utilize mathematics in scientific applications.

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Interact with your instructor and classmates through synchronous online courses offered at convenient times
Learn from expert faculty and participate in their research
Choose courses tailored to align with your career goals

Mathematical Sciences, M.S. Overview

Broaden your knowledge by studying the applications of mathematics and statistics with the University of West Florida’s Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences. Our program is ideal for professionals pursuing career advancement, doctoral study, a teaching career or government positions. Expert faculty share their experience and provide opportunities for you to get involved in primary research.

To help you reach your goals without sacrificing your current commitments, all classes for the master’s in mathematical sciences are offered at 4 or 6 p.m. Central Standard Time during fall and spring semesters. These courses are synchronous, using free conference software, and you will have one-on-one communication with faculty and classmates.

In this degree program, you will also have considerable flexibility to direct your coursework. Beyond a core of just six credit hours, you can choose from a variety of courses in statistics, pure mathematics, and applied mathematics. Become a contender in your desired career field by tailoring your curriculum to suit your goals. Complete the M.S. with either a thesis or non-thesis track.

Note: This is a synchronous course delivery program, meaning that students are required to attend live lectures on specific dates and times via the University’s free video-conferencing service.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Students who hold a bachelor’s in mathematics, statistics or related fields who wish to broaden their knowledge
  • Those seeking advanced careers in science, business, industry or government
  • Future high school or community college teachers
  • Those who plan to pursue doctoral studies

You Will Be Able To:

  • Understand the theories behind mathematical processes
  • Connect mathematics to scientific computing, finance or data science
  • Analyze data using statistical methods and state-of-the-art computer technology