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 Mathematics, Applied.  Recently, College Factual rated us as the #2 Best Value in Mathematics, Applied programs nationwide.  Want to learn more about our programs?  Contact our admissions office to schedule a campus visit.

Midwest Numerical Analysis Day 2021

The Mathematics & Statistics Department at Missouri S&T will be hosting the Midwest Numerical Analysis Day on May 7-8, 2021.  Please note the new date.

More information can be found on the conference website.

Course Announcement: Mathematics of Machine Learning (Fall 2020)

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics will offer a new course on the Mathematics of Machine Learning (Math 5001) in Fall 2020.  The course will be given by Dr. Yanzhi Zhang.  A flyer may be found here: Machine Learning Flyer.

New Program: Grad Track Pathway

The Grad Track Pathway in mathematics and statistics offers graduate coursework credit and provisional admission to the Applied Mathematics M.S. degree program to exceptional undergraduate Mathematics, Applied majors.   More information may be found here.

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Permission Numbers

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

Add/Drop Information

During the first three weeks of the semester, adds and drops for the following courses are handled by Prof. Runnion.

Math:  1103, 1120, 1140, 1160, 1214, 1215, 2222, 3108, 3304

To add one of the listed mathematics courses after the start of the semester, see Prof. Runnion in Rolla Building 212 or contact him via email.


During the first three weeks of the semester, adds and drops for the following courses are handled by Prof. Koob.

Stat:  3113, 3115

To add one of the listed statistics courses after the start of the semester, contact Prof. Koob via email.

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]