The Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science offers three graduate degrees in mathematics (M.A.T., M.S., and Ph.D.) and one graduate degree in statistical science (M.S.), along with two graduate certificates.
Graduate Degrees in Mathematics
An advanced degree in mathematics prepares students for a career in teaching, research, and various technical fields.
Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics
The M.A.T. degree is designed primarily for certified teachers who wish to strengthen their subject matter preparation (Receiving this degree does not give certification in high school teaching). We offer this degree on campus and through distance learning.
Master of Science in Mathematics
The M.S. degree prepares students to enter a Ph.D. program, to teach at some colleges, and for many positions in business and industry. We offer a non-thesis and thesis option for our M.S. program, both of which can be completed in two years.
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics
A Ph.D. in mathematics gives you the opportunity to teach mathematics at the university level (with the opportunity for original research).
Graduate Degree in Statistical Science
Master of Science in Statistical Science
The objective of the M.S. program in Statistical Science is to provide sound training in the fundamental principles and techniques of statistics. Graduates will be equipped for a variety of statistical careers in industry, business, agriculture, government and biomedical fields or to engage in further study in the doctoral level. This degree is also available online.
Three tracks provide flexibility in meeting our students academic and career goals:
- thesis option
- non-thesis internship option
- non-thesis consulting option
The Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science offers two graduate certificates: Data Science Certificate and Statistics Certificate.
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
The University of Idaho also has strong departments of biology, computer science, and several engineering disciplines. Several of our faculty members and graduate students participate in our interdisciplinary graduate program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.