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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Brian M. Loft

Graduate Advisors
Mark Klepsis (MA in Mathematics Education)
Ken Smith (MS in Mathematics)
Ananda Manage (MS in Statistics)

John Alford, Ferry Butar, Scott Chapman, Max Coleman, Beth Cory, Brandy DoleshalRebecca Garcia, Luis Garcia-Puente, Cecil Hallum, Melinda Holt, William JasperDustin Jones, Damon Hay, Ram KafleMark Klespis, Brian Loft, Martin Malandro, Ananda Bandulasiri Manage, Taylor Martin, Candice Price, Steve Scariano, Valerie SharonJon Short, Ken Smith, Mary Swarthout, Edward Swim, Daniel Wang, Jianzhong Wang, Linda Zientek

The faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will provide all students with the opportunity to receive an educational experience in mathematics and statistics of the highest quality, both inside and outside the classroom. By actively engaging in research in mathematics, mathematics education, and/or statistics, the faculty will promote quality scholarship among each other as well as our students.

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Academic Programs

MA in Mathematics

MS in Mathematics

MS in Statistics


  • Host for annual mathematics conference on teaching of mathematics
  • Home of Reeves Center for Mathematics Education
  • Direct a variety of undergraduate and graduate research programs
  • Provide undergraduate and graduate student presentations at local and national mathematics meetings
  • Provide undergraduate and graduate student presentations at COTS, JSM and other statistical meetings
  • Coordinate numerous grants with government and education agencies
  • Encourage rigorous academic research from interested undergraduates 

Career Opportunities

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Computer Programming
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Management and Related Positions
  • Actuary
  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Operations Research
  • Modeling
  • Academic Positions - High School or College

Student Organizations

  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • Pi-Mu-Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society
  • Ruth Lane Math Society
  • Stat Club 


Possible internships exist with NASA, National Security Agency, Actuarial Firms, Oil Industry, medical and health institutions. 


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers several scholarships each year and Sam Houston State University offers additional, university-wide scholarships. Additional fellowships are available for students engaged in undergraduate research. For information on departmental scholarships, contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Information on University scholarships may be obtained from the Office of Academic Scholarships website at https://www.shsu.edu/~fao_www/scholarships/ or telephone (936) 294-1672.


Mathematics Course Descriptions

Statistics Course Descriptions

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