MS Program in Mathematics and Statistics

MS Program

Applying to MS program

Accelerated MS Program

The MS Degree


MS Program Course Offerings

Learning Goals And Outcomes

Program Contact

Dean Leong
Graduate Program Coordinator
St Mary’s Hall, 327a
(202) 687-6214

Ali Arab
Director of Graduate Studies,
Associate Professor
St. Mary’s Hall, 305
(202) 687-1878


The primary mission of the MS degree program in Mathematics and Statistics is to prepare students for professional careers in disciplines which make use of the mathematical and statistical sciences. Our evening-only curriculum is intended for individuals who have strong backgrounds, but not necessarily baccalaureate degrees in mathematics. It is the only such program in the greater DC area.

The program enrolled its first class in the fall semester of 2006 and has grown to a stable and continuing size of about 90 students. Each fall semester we enroll roughly 30-35 new students, and there is an admission window for spring semesters as well, with an average of about 5-7 new students.

Professional Development

The program derives its philosophy from government and industry organizations in the DC area and has placed graduates into government agencies, defense and financial firms and nonprofits. There is a steady demand for highly trained professionals in data analytics, applied mathematical and statistical modeling and cloud computing, and our students have proven to be exceptionally competitive in the job market. A long standing and successful internship program in mathematical and statistical consulting helps to train and place students and graduates into exciting jobs and satisfying careers.


The program is open to both full time and part time students, the latter of whom are typically working professionals in the DC area who may take advantage of our evening classes to obtain relevant and up-to-date training. About 30-40% of students in the program are working professionals. These valued colleagues add diversity and seasoning to the student body, as well as key connections to the DC area workforce. The program actively facilitates robust networking within the program for all students and faculty.

Full time students can expect to complete the program in three semesters plus one summer.

Part time students may take as many courses per semester, within reason, as their work and personal obligations permit. There are successful alumni who have finished in two years as part timers, and others who have elected to take 10 consecutive semesters, including summers, to complete the 10 courses. Flexible graduate school rules allow this wide choice of options.

However, unnecessary delays in completing the degree are not in the best interests of the students or the program, and so the nominal course load is required to be three completed courses per calendar year, consecutively and including summers.


Our graduates have advanced to these organizations:

  • Accenture Corp
  • Actuarial Companies
  • Acumen Corp
  • Advisory Board Company
  • Anser Corp
  • Apogee Integration
  • Bank of America
  • Blue Cross
  • Booz-Allen-Hamilton
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Census Bureau
  • CIA
  • Citi Bank
  • CSSI Inc
  • DecisionQ Corp
  • Deloitte
  • Elder Research
  • Ernst-Young
  • Fannie Mae
  • FBI

  • FDIC
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Folio Financial
  • Freddie Mac
  • Georgetown Medical School
  • Houlihan-Lokey Corp
  • IBM
  • IMF
  • Insight Policy Research
  • Institute for Defense Analysis
  • KPMG
  • Living Social
  • LS3 Technologies, Inc
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • McKinsey Corp
  • Merrill-Lynch
  • Mitre Corp
  • Mitre Corporation
  • NASA
  • Northrup-Grumman
  • Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
  • Ph.D. Programs
  • Price-Waterhouse-Coopers
  • Promontory Group
  • Public Opinion Strategies
  • Rand Corp
  • SAIC
  • Schaefer Corp
  • SRA, Inc
  • Strategic Management Systems
  • U.S. General Accounting Office
  • U.S. Military
  • U.S. State Department
  • Watson-Wyatt
  • Other Civilian Defense, Security Organizations, Independent Consulting, Private Financial, and Investment Firms