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# Master of Science in Mathematics

- Fall January 10
- Spring August 10

- Pullman: Yes

- 600 TOEFL Minimum score
- 100 TOEFLI Minimum score
- 7 IELTS Minimum score

## Degree Description:

The Master of Science in Mathematics is offered at Washington State University, along with an Applied Mathematics Option, a Computational Finance Option, and a Mathematics Teaching Option. In all of our degree programs we combine a sound general core of fundamental mathematics with electives that reflect individual interests, needs, and opportunities. Each track allows for specialization within the field of mathematics, but all establish a general foundation that should be valuable to students in any mathematical work they do.

## Admission Requirements:

Either TOEFL or TOEFLI required; recommended TOEFL score of 600 and TOEFLI score of 100. Exceptions are sometimes made based on student’s performance, but must meet Graduate School minimum guidelines. The GRE is not required.

Unfortunately, graduate assistantships with the Department of Math and Stats are unavailable for Master’s students, and accepted students will normally be required to pay tuition to WSU.

## Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

- Problem Solving: Students will be able to identify mathematical and computational methods in order to solve problems.
- Deductive Thinking: Students will be able to read and write logical arguments in order to prove advanced mathematical results.
- Effective Communication: Students will be able to effectively communicate mathematical concepts, problems and their solutions in written and oral form.

## Student Opportunities:

Depending upon the student’s interests, students may take an internship at various business or agencies, and students may apply to attend National or regional meetings in their field of interest.

## Career Opportunities:

The majority of our MS graduates find positions as analysts in research, data science, risk management, actuarial science, and finance in a wide variety of industries and fields. Our MS graduates also go on to programming or tech positions in business and government, or teach undergraduate courses at community colleges or universities.

## Faculty Members:

### (Bennethum), Lynn Schreyer

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Deterministic Modeling, PDEs, Continuum Mechanics

### Asaki, Thomas James, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Mathematical modeling, mathematical biology, numerical partial differential equations, computational biofluids.

### Chen, Xiongzhi

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Simultaneous inference (including variable/model selection and multiple comparison) with applications in biology and pharmaceutical science

Latent variable models for high-dimensional data with applications in genomics and signal processing

Analysis of non-Euclidean data (such as networks, shapes, images and tensors)

Spectra of random matrices (including those of sample auto-correlation/auto-covariance matrices) with applications to inference on high-dimensional data

Statistical inference on stochastic differential equations (including those driven by fractional Brownian motions) with applications in finance, biology and geology

### Cooper, Kevin Dale, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair or member of graduate committee

### Cooper, Sandra Clement, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Mathematics Education, Rational Approximation, Continued Fractions

### Dasgupta, Nairanjana, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Non-parametric Statistics, Multiple Comparisons, Comparison to Control, Logistic Distribution, Optimal Designs, Design of Experiments, Innovative Methods of Teaching Statistics, The history of statistics.

### Dillon, Robert, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Mathematical modeling, mathematical biology, numerical partial differential equations, computational biofluids.

### Dimitrov, Alexander, Ph.D.

**Location:**Vancouver

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Information-theoretic and probabilistic approaches to neural computing and cognitive processes, non-linear neuronal models, chaotic dynamical systems, non-linear signal processing and prediction, systems identification, neural-based intelligent agents. Bioinspired engineering.

### Dong, Hongbo, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Mathematical Optimization/Programming, Convex Conic Optimization and Copositive Programming, Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming, Optimization Modeling.

### Evans, Marc Alexander, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Estimation for multiple recapture models having heterogeneous captures, and inference for binary and multinomial responses from designed experiments with randomization restrictions.

### Genz, Alan C, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

numerical computation of multiple integrals. These integrals arise in a wide variety application areas that include electromagnetics, chemistry, physics and statistics. I have developed and implemented many different types of algorithms for the computation of multiple integrals. I am also interested in related problems in multivariate approximation theory.

### Hall, William

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Mathematics Education

### Hudelson, Matthew G, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Combinatorics and Discrete Geometry, Random Algorithms

### Jacroux, Michael A, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Experimental Design

Linear Models

Spatial Data

### Jandhyala, Venkata Krishna, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Change-point problems for statistical models and their applications, Quality control, Environmental monitoring, Econometrics.

### Johnson, Dean, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Educational statistics.

Teaching of statistics.

Statistical consulting.

Item response theory.

### Kaul, Abhishek

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

### Khapalov, Alexander, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Applied Analysis; Mathematical Control Theory for Linear and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations; Modeling, Wellposedness and Motion Capabilities for Swimming Phenomenon; Systems Theory: Controllability, Stabilization, Observability and Unique Continuation; Control of Power Systems.

### Knott, Libby, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

K-16 mathematics education and professional development.

### Krishnamoorthy, Bala, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Applied algebraic topology, computational geometry, geometric measure theory, discrete optimization, data science; applications in computational chemistry, life sciences, and biomedicine.

### Lapin, Sergey, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Numerical modeling of wave phenomena, numerical simulation of fluid flow, infectious diseases modeling.

### Li, Haijun, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Probability, Stochastic Processes, Risk Analysis.

### Liu, Sheng-Chi, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Number theory, automorphic forms and representation theory.

### Manoranjan, Valipuram S, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Contaminant transport in groundwater, transdermal drug delivery, models for tumor growth and disease dynamics.

### McDonald, Judith, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Matrix Analysis and Linear Algebra

### Moore, Charles, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Analysis, Harmonic analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Probability Theory

### New, Leslie, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

### Panchenko, Alexander, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Network approximation for effective parameters of concentrated suspensions, homogenization of unconsolidated composites and media with moving interfaces, modeling of osteoporosis and blood circulation, and inverse conductivity problem with rough conductivities.

### Pascual, Francis, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Engineering Reliability, Failure-Time Models and Data Analysis, Robust Designs in Accelerated Life Tests.

### Schumaker, Mark F, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Models of respiratory and photosynthetic electron transport

### Schwartz, Elissa, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

– Experimental and theoretical techniques to investigate mechanisms in virology, immunology, and infectious disease epidemiology

– Control of lentiviral infection, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV).

– Mathematical and computational models of viral dynamics with clinical and experimental data to elucidate the determinants of virus control and escape.

### Slavit, David, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Teacher development, particularly in collaborative professional contexts, teacher understanding and instruction STEM schools, the ways in which K-12 students develop understandings of algebraic ideas, particularly mathematical functions, and educational technology.

### Sottile, Matthew, Ph.D.

Serves as: member only of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Agent-based models

Image processing

Complex systems

Graph algorithms

Scientific computing

Programming languages

### Tosic, Predrag, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Data science, machine learning, intelligent agents, large-scale data mining and AI, yber-physical systems, distributed coordination and control, large-scale complex networks, mathematical models and algorithms for smart energy and other grids

### Tsatsomeros, Michael, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Matrix theory, linear algebra and its applications

### Vincent, Kimberly McGinley, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Collegiate and pre-service mathematics education.

### Vixie, Kevin, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Geometric analysis and geometric measure theory, geometry and analysis in high dimensions, and data science. Examples include data driven advances in geometric measure theory, image analysis, regularity of minimizers, geometric analysis in metric measure spaces and graphs

### Voulgarakis, Nikolaos, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Nanoscale modeling and simulation of soft biological systems and complex fluids. Applications areas: a) gene and drug delivery, b) cell membrane dynamics, and c) energy transfer in biomolecules.

### Wang, Xueying, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Mathematical Biology

### Wang, Yuan, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Statistical learning of complex data objects including tree, curves and images

Bayesian variable selection

Adaptive clinical trial design

Compressive sensing and system design

### Yin, Hong-Ming, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

#### Research Interests

Financial Engineering and Portfolio Management; Applied Mathematics; Partial Differential Equations, Inverse and Ill-posed problems; Electromagnetic Fields and Semiconductor/Superconductor modeling.