Graduate Program in Statistical Analytics, Computing and Modeling (SACM)


Welcome to the graduate program in the Department of Mathematics. As a graduate student here, you are a vital part of our department and college. The master's programs in Statistical Analytics, Computing and Modeling (SACM) offered by the Department of Mathematics is designed to produce applied statisticians who can meet the growing demand for analytical and computational skills in traditional scientific and multidisciplinary fields. Students in the program can choose to pursue an option in either Thesis or Project. There are many sources of information designated to guide you through our program. 

What can I do with MS in SACM?

With an MS degree in Statistical Analytics, Computing and Modeling, graduates can go on to hold research associate positions in academic research centers, pharmaceutical companies, join a private sector consulting firm, or begin a Ph.D. program in Statistics, Biostatistics, Biomathematics or other fields. With an MS in Statistical Analytics, Computing and Modeling, one can advance his/her career in almost any field, including education, science, technology, healthcare, government, or business.

About The Program

The MS degree in SACM is typically a regular four-semester program for full-time students. The program runs from August until May of the following year, and requires a mixture of course work and research. For more information about the SACM program, course plan and other information, please check the “Graduate Student’s Handbook”.

Academic Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 or 36 credit hours depending on the choice of Thesis or Project option. Thesis option includes 18 hours of core courses (including 6 Thesis hours) and 12 hours of elective courses. Project option includes 21 hours of core courses (including 3 Project hours) and 15 hours of elective courses.
One component of the thesis or project entails experience with statistical consulting at the Office of Statistical Support for Research (OSSR).

Financial Support

Financial supports are available in the form of teaching/research assistantships and scholarships. Financial supports are competitive and limited.

Graduate Admission Requirements

For domestic students:
For Students whose educational instruction has not been in the English language and/or whose first or native language is not English TOEFL score of 213 (Computer-based), 79 (Internet-based) or 550 (Paper-based). GRE also required.
For more information about domestic admission visit
For international students:
TOEFL score of 213 (Computer-based), 79 (Internet-based) or 550(Paper-based)
or IELTS 6.0 or above overall band score.
GRE Verbal Score 400 (Score on the Previous GRE Scale) or 146 (Score on the Current GRE Scale)
For more information about international admission visit

Contact Information

Dr. Stephen A. Sedory,
Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mathematics
Rhode Hall 239
MSC 172 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-3515
fax: (361) 593-3518

This page was last updated on: October 3, 2017