A universal degree

Mathematics is the language of our universe, providing a common link to all scientific and technological disciplines.

As a student in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, you’ll learn to interpret, understand and solve global problems.  Missouri S&T Mathematics and Statistics graduates have gone on to work for major companies like IBM, Texas Instruments, Chevron and Boeing.  One distinguished graduate, Col. Tom Akers, Math’73, MS Math ’75, was a member of NASA’s December 1993 mission that successfully grappled and repaired the Hubble Space Telescope.

Our department has been recognized for our outstanding value among departments offering degrees in Applied Mathematics.  Recently, College Factual rated us as the #2 Best Value in Applied Mathematics programs nationwide.  Want to learn more about our programs?  Contact our admissions office to schedule a campus visit.

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Faculty Position Openings

The Mathematics & Statistics Department seeks to fill two faculty positions:

  • A postdoctoral fellowship that is for one-year and renewable for a maximum of two years. It is not a tenure-track position. While open to all areas of mathematics and statistics, desired qualifications include having a documented research record in an area that meshes with the research interests of a current faculty member or group of faculty members. Update (3/21/2018): This search has been temporarily suspended.
  • A tenure-track position, at any rank, in the Smart Living Mathematics & Statistics Cluster. Applicants with research interests in statistics or applied dynamical systems with a strong emphasis on stochastic modeling and data analysis are encouraged to apply; in particular, those with a demonstrated capability of developing cutting-edge methodology and computational tools for solving high-dimensional and complex data intensive problems with underlying stochasticity.

 Application details for both positions can be found here.

Permission Numbers

For informaton regarding permission numbers for courses in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, please click here.

Add/Drop Information

For math classes 3304 and below (excluding 1212 and 3109) and stat classes 3115 and below (excluding 1115 and 3111), see Prof. Runnion in Rolla Building 212.

In addition to the general add/drop hours listed below, Prof. Runnion will handle changes involving ONLY students adding Math 1120 on Monday  January 22 from 11-11:50 AM.

General add/drop hours for the second week of classes are as follows:

Monday January 22:  3:15-5:00 PM
Tuesday January 23:  10:00-11:15 AM, 12:45-3:00 PM
Wednesday January 24:  9:00-9:45 AM
Thursday January 25:  11:00 AM-12:45 PM, 2:15-2:45 PM
Friday January 26:  9:00-9:45 AM

Math magicians

Missouri state auditor Nicole Galloway studied mathematics and economics at S&T before graduating in 2004. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A distinguished spot

Portraits of stately men and influential women dating back to the 19th century line the walls of the Missouri State Auditor’s office. Everything looks just as you’d expect in a political office – stately and refined. But right beside the volumes of the revised Missouri State Statutes sits a vintage postcard proudly declaring Rolla, Missouri, as “the home of the Missouri School of Mines.”

For current Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Rolla holds a special place not just on her bookshelf, but also in her memory. Galloway earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and applied mathematics from Missouri S&T in 2004. Last spring, when Gov. Jay Nixon appointed her as state auditor, Galloway became the first S&T graduate to hold executive office in the state of Missouri. [Read more]