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Mathematics @ CMU

We are committed to excellence in teaching, research, service and outreach. We provide a foundation in Mathematics, Statistics and Mathematics Education for all students. Our programs lead to discovery, analysis and dissemination of mathematics, mathematics education and statistics knowledge.  We provide students with a full appreciation of mathematics and its applications. Our goal is to equip the graduate with the tools necessary to fully participate in a technological society and a competitive global environment.
The CMU Board of Trustees has approved the development of a new Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences (STAD), to be started in Fall 2019. The new STAD department will oversee the following programs: PhD in Statistics and Analytics (Pending curricular approval), MS in Applied Statistics and Analytics, Accelerated MS in Applied Statistics and Analytics, Graduate Certificate in Data Mining, Graduate Certificate in Actuarial Science, BS in Statistics, BS in Actuarial Science, and Minor in Statistics.

The Ph.D. in Statistics and Analytics is planned to be launched in fall 2019. Once this new program has been approved, all students (current or admitted for fall 2019) in the Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences will have the option to switch to the new Ph.D. in Statistics and Analytics. Be assured that all current students in the Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences will have an opportunity to earn a Ph.D. in one of the three existing concentration areas. Current students in the Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences with a Concentration in Statistics will continue to be supported by the Department of Mathematics and the new Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Science until each student has graduated or elected to switch to the new Ph.D. in Statistics and Analytics.