Florida Atlantic University: Department of Mathematical Sciences
FAU has an established graduate program in the Mathematical Sciences with outstanding opportunities for master's and doctoral degrees in areas like Algebra, Analysis, Biomathematics, Cryptology (FAU is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research for academic years 2019-2024), Computational Topology, Dynamical Systems and Control Theory, Machine Learning, Statistics, and others. Our department offers internationally recognized faculty, small class sizes, and individual mentoring throughout our program. Flexible degree programs help with tailoring studies toward personal preferences. Ph.D. students can choose among multiple options for their qualifying examinations, and our M.S. programs offer both thesis and non-thesis options.
The M.S. programs at our department offer students several options with and without a thesis; the graduate director can help to identify the option that best fits your goals: Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics, Master of Science in Mathematics, and Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics. Our doctoral program is for students who have a desire to perform independent and original research in the Mathematical Sciences. For graduate students with interdisciplinary interests, coursework from other departments and Colleges can be incorporated into the degree program.
Student body profile
FAU is ranked as 31st among the 50 top ethnically diverse Colleges in America, and it has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the United States Department of Education in 2017. This diversity is reflected in our graduate student body. The Department of Mathematical Sciences has currently about 60 graduate students from various states in the U.S. and countries around the world. Our students specialize in a broad spectrum of research areas, ranging from pure to applied interdisciplinary areas of mathematics and statistics. Our graduate students routinely engage in one of our professional student chapters (AMS, AWM, SIAM) or get involved in funded research projects, e.g., from DARPA, NIST, NSF, NATO SPS, or the Army Research Laboratory. Several students pursue internships through industry, the NSA or the Office of Naval Research. After graduation, students pursue various different career paths – some seek employment in a company, others assume a postdoctoral or faculty position or choose to work for the government.
The majority of our graduate students are supported by a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) or a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA). For Ph.D. students, these assistantships carry a stipend of $7,525 per academic semester and $5,000 per summer semester, a total of $20,050 per year, for M.S. students the rate is slightly lower. Complementing the assistantship, our GTAs and GRAs receive tuition waivers.
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