About Us


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers exciting and high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. At the undergraduate level, we offer multiple degrees and emphasis areas in mathematics including data science and fiscal mathematics, and three degrees on the computing side: computer science, computing technology, and cybersecurity. In addition, in cooperation with the College of Education an undergraduate degree in secondary education with an emphasis in mathematics. We also offer minors in computer science, mathematics, and statistics, and certificates in Actuarial Studies, Data Science, Internet and Web, Mobile Apps and Ubiquitous Computing, Computer Programming, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.

At the graduate level, we offer master's in mathematics with emphasis in mathematics and in data science, master's in computer science, master’s in cybersecurity as well as a doctoral program in mathematical and computational sciences with options in mathematics, computer science, and statistics. In addition, we offer a graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence. Also, in cooperation with the Department of Information Systems, we offer a joint graduate certificate in Cybersecurity. Our programs are a part of the DHS/NSA university recognition for excellence in cybersecurity education.

With our limited class sizes, we offer close interactions between faculty and students, and upper level computer classes often include sponsor-based projects with license fees distributed to the students. In addition, our Computing Club and Math Club provide opportunities to meet other students, engage in similar career-related activities, and participate in department sponsored competitions with monetary awards. We also award departmental scholarships, recently totaling up to $50,000 a year. Interested students can also involve themselves in research oriented activities through independent courses or the undergraduate research experiences program, or can work as tutors or graders.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a student oriented research university, so most courses, especially in our department, are taught in small sections rather than large lectures, and instruction is provided by an experienced, professional staff with advanced degrees. Advanced classes are taught almost entirely by professors with doctoral degrees, or working experts in the field. We are proud to have a professorial faculty who are devoted to teaching and who are also engaged in research activities, for which many have national and international reputations.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our department.