The Degree

Graduate degree requirements consist of 30 credits of graduate level courses (usually 10 courses) and a minimum GPA of 3.0 to graduate. There is no thesis option. Course requirements are as follows:

Core Courses (Required)

  • Math 501 Probability and Applications (fall semester only)
  • Math 502 Deterministic Methods of Applied Mathematics (Both fall and spring semesters)
  • Math 503 Mathematical Statistics (spring semester only)
  • Math 504 Numerical Methods (Both fall and spring semesters)

Sample of Math/Stat Elective Courses (Choose Five or Six)

  • Math 401 Partial Differential Equations
  • Math 412 Mathematics and Climate
  • Math 426 Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Math 443 Applied Time Series Anlaysis
  • Math 442 Mathematics of Social Network Analysis
  • Math 443 Mathematical Concepts in Data Analytics
  • Math 510 Computational Math/Stat (fall semester)
  • Math 511 Advanced Math/Stat Computing (fall semester)
  • Math 513 Introduction to Non-Parametric Statistics 
  • Math 605 Financial Mathematics (spring semester)
  • Math 611 Stochastic Simulation (fall semester)
  • Math 615 Operations Research
  • Math 623 Sparse Representation and Random Sampling
  • Math 640 Bayesian Statistics
  • Math 642 Statistical Learning
  • Math 651 Regression Analysis (fall semester)
  • Math 652 Applied Multivariate Analysis
  • Math 656 Data Mining (fall semesters)
  • Math 657 Categorical Data Analysis
  • Math 658 Survey Sampling (alternate summers)

Sample of Non-Math Elective (Choose One)

Every student is given the option (that counts toward the degree) to take a non-math/stat elective course in a scientific area that extends or makes use of the tools and techniques of mathematics and statistics. Examples of such elective courses are as follows:

  • Computer science (graduate level course, please check prerequisites)
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Public policy (eg, survey sampling)
  • Economics (eg, econometrics)
  • Machine Translation (Linguistics)
  • Neurosciences
  • Security studies
  • Social network analysis

For the current and upcoming schedule of classes visit the University Registrar’s webpage at

Practical Experience

Internships, consulting, and research experiences are integral parts of the program. Therefore, each student is encouraged to participate in such an activity. This can be fulfilled through an internship, a special project in a graduate course or a research collaboration with Georgetown faculty.

Organizations offering internship positions include the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Energy, Department of Justice, Department of Agriculture, Controller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, Federal Aviation Administration, various financial consulting firms, DecisionQ Corp, NASA, Army National Guard, Center for Advanced Defense Studies, Insight Policy Research, Elder Research and Fannie Mae.