May 19, 2022  
2019-20 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2019-20 Graduate Bulletin Archived

Department of Mathematics and Statistics


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Lesa L. Beverly, chair
Bush Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 302
Phone: (936) 468-3805
Fax: (936) 468-1669
math@sfasu.edu
sfasu.edu/math


W.D. Clark, graduate coordinator
Bush Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 314
clark@sfasu.edu

Objectives of the Department

The purpose of the graduate program is to provide an engaging and relevant curriculum in mathematics, statistics and mathematics education that prepares students for careers in academia, industry or teaching, or for further graduate study.

Graduate Faculty

Professors

  • Jeremy Becnel, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Functional Analysis
  • Lesa Beverly, Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education
  • Kimberly M. Childs, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Mathematics Education
  • William Dean Clark, Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin, Analysis and Mathematics Education
  • Roy Joe Harris, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Complex Analysis
  • Keith E. Hubbard, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Algebra
  • Thomas W. Judson, Ph.D., University of Oregon, Lie Algebras and Mathematics Education
  • Gregory K. Miller, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, Applied Probability
  • Deborah A. Pace, Ph.D., University of Texas - Arlington, Differential Equations and Mathematics Education
  • Sarah T. Stovall, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Elliptic Surfaces

Associate Professors

  • Matthew Beauregard, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modeling
  • Brian Beavers, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Discrete Mathematics
  • Lynn Greenleaf, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Applied Mathematics
  • Robert K. Henderson, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, Statistics
  • Jane H. Long, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Algebraic Topology
  • Nicholas Long, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Dynamical Systems
  • Jonathan L. Mitchell, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, Applied Mathematics
  • Clint Richardson, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Complex Analysis
  • Kent Riggs, Ph.D., Baylor University, Statistics

Assistant Professors

  • Brittney Falahola, Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Algebra
  • Ryan Jensen, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Topological Data Analysis
  • Jacob Turner, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, Statistics

Graduate Assistantships

A number of graduate assistantships are awarded each year by the department. For information and application forms, contact the chair of the department or the graduate coordinator.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to graduate status as a major in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, a student must meet all general admission requirements of Research and Graduate Studies; the GRE is not required. Students seeking a major in mathematics or statistics must have completed a bachelor’s degree with the equivalent of an undergraduate mathematics major. Applications from students seeking a major in school mathematics teaching will be evaluated on an individual basis. All prerequisites for graduate courses must be completed. Students without all the prerequisites may be considered for provisional admission until the requirements are met.

Majors

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers the Master of Science with majors in mathematical sciences and school mathematics teaching. The mathematical sciences major offers concentrations in either mathematics or statistics and has both thesis and non-thesis options. The non-thesis major requires 36 semester hours of coursework. The thesis major requires 30 semester hours of coursework plus three semester hours of thesis research and three semester hours of thesis writing. The school mathematics teaching major offers concentrations in either middle or secondary-level teaching. Additional requirements are listed below.

Programs

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