## Graduating Students from the Statistics/Biostatistics (M.S.) program should be able to:

**Design: **Critically appraise strengths and weaknesses of study designs and identify designs that are appropriate for addressing specific research questions.**Data analysis: **Demonstrate statistical reasoning, formulate problems in statistical terms, use exploratory and graphical data analysis techniques, and use a variety of formal inference procedures.**Theory:** Understand important theoretical results and their role in answering inferential questions.**Computing:** Demonstrate proficiency in use and application of standard statistical software for data management and algorithmic problem-solving.**Communication: **Demonstrate strong communication skills to effectively collaborate as part of interdisciplinary teams, including the ability to communicate the results of a statistical analysis through oral and written reports to non-experts.

## Graduating Students from the Mathematics (M.S.) program should:

- Be prepared for entry into a Mathematics Ph. D. program
- Have a solid understanding of graduate-level real and complex analysis
- Be able to write a clear, precise, and logically rigorous multi-step proof
- Demonstrate mastery of the core mathematical concepts in at least one area of specialty such as:
- Applied Mathematics
- Discrete Mathematics
- Algebra

## Graduating students from the Mathematical Sciences (Ph.D.) program should:

- Have a solid understanding of graduate-level real and complex analysis
- Be able to write a clear, precise, and logically rigorous multi-step proof
- Demonstrate mastery of the core mathematical concepts in at least one area of specialty such as:
- Applied Mathematics
- Discrete Mathematics
- Algebra

- Be an expert in their field of research
- Have created original research
- Have successfully taught a semester-long university level course as the primary instructor
- Be able to formulate new research problems
- Be able to clearly communicate their research both orally and in writing
- Be qualified for a post-doctoral position or for a faculty position at a teaching or research institution