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Master of Science in Mathematics

Faculty working with Students: 41
Students: 22
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 90.91%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1
Campus:
  • Pullman: Yes
Tests required:
  • 600 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 100 TOEFLI 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. People having one of these degrees will be better at some things than at others, but they will have a general grounding in mathematics that should be valuable to them 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.

Student Learning Outcome:

All graduates will be able to:

  1. Problem Solving: Students will be able to identify mathematical and computational methods in order to solve problems.
  2. Deductive Thinking: Students will be able to read and write logical arguments in order to prove advanced mathematical results.
  3. 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, students may apply to attend National meetings

Career Opportunities:

Industry representative, federal and state positions working with various agencies completing analysis studies, programming for business and government, teaching undergraduate courses at community colleges or universities

Career Placements:

Various community college placement, WSU Math. Dept., various government agencies both U.S. and abroad, PhD study elsewhere, consultant

Faculty Members:

(Bennethum), Lynn Schreyer

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

Asaki, Thomas James, Ph.D.

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

Research Interests

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

Chen, Xiongzhi

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

Cooper, Sandra Clement, Ph.D.

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

Dasgupta, Nairanjana, Ph.D.

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

Dimitrov, Alexander, Ph.D.

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

Hudelson, Matthew G, Ph.D.

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

Jacroux, Michael A, Ph.D.

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

Research Interests

Experimental Design
Linear Models
Spatial Data

Jandhyala, Venkata Krishna, Ph.D.

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

Research Interests

Educational statistics.
Teaching of statistics.
Statistical consulting.
Item response theory.

Kaul, Abhishek

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

Khapalov, Alexander, Ph.D.

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

Knott, Libby, Ph.D.

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

Research Interests

K-16 mathematics education and professional development.

Krishnamoorthy, Bala, Ph.D.

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

Research Interests

Computational topology and geometry, linear and integer optimization, computational biology, biomedical informatics.

Lapin, Sergey, Ph.D.

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

Research Interests

Probability, Stochastic Processes, Risk Analysis.

Liu, Sheng-Chi, Ph.D.

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

Research Interests

Number theory, automorphic forms and representation theory.

Manoranjan, Valipuram S, Ph.D.

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

Moore, Charles, Ph.D.

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

New, Leslie, Ph.D.

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

Panchenko, Alexander, Ph.D.

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

Schwartz, Elissa, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on 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 on 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

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Tosic, Predrag, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair or member on 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 on graduate committee

Vincent, Kimberly McGinley, Ph.D.

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

Research Interests

Collegiate and pre-service mathematics education.

Vixie, Kevin, Ph.D.

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

Research Interests

Mathematical Biology

Wang, Yuan, Ph.D.

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

Contact Information:

Emily Lewis
Neill Hall 103
Pullman, WA 99164
509-335-8645
Michael Tsatsomeros
Neill Hall 229
WSU Department of Mathematics
Pullman, Washington 99164
509-335-3144
509-335-1188