# Graduate: Getting Started

## Degree Programs Overview

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a PhD in Computational Mathematics, a Masters in Mathematics, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Statistics. Additionally, students pursuing a doctoral degree from another department at UNCG may obtain a doctoral minor in statistics.

### PhD in Computational Mathematics

In 2008, UNCG became the only university in the North Carolina system to offer a PhD in Computational Mathematics. Following the advent of the computer, computational mathematics has emerged as an exciting, rapidly growing area of mathematics. Research in computational mathematics brings together computing power and theoretical mathematics. The PhD in Computational Mathematics is a minimum 48 semester-hour program designed for students who hold a Master’s Degree in mathematics or a closely related area. This challenging and rigorous program culminates in the defense of an original dissertation that is suitable for publication in a refereed journal. Upon completion of this degree the successful student will be capable of producing new results in their chosen area of research.

### Masters in Mathematics

The Master of Arts in Mathematics degree has five concentrations: Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Data Analytics, Actuarial Mathematics, and Teaching College Mathematics. The purpose of the 30 credit hour degree programs is to provide advanced training in these areas. Although it is often a terminal degree, the MA degree can also be viewed as a natural step towards a PhD degree.

### Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Statistics

The purpose of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Statistics is to provide statistical training for persons who wish to enhance their knowledge of statistics, but do not want to pursue a formal degree or for professionals whose interests require a knowledge of statistics beyond the undergraduate level.

### Doctoral Minor in Statistics

Students pursuing a doctoral degree from another department at UNCG may obtain a doctoral minor in statistics. A total of 18 semester hours are required. (STA 661 and 662 are required, with the remaining hours chosen from STA 551, 552, 575, 593, 594, 670, 671, 673, 674, 675, 676, 67 or 711)