M.S. in Applied Mathematics

This Master of Science (M.S.) degree program, which requires a minimum of thirty semester hours, is designed to be completed in two years. The program provides a strong foundation for a job in industry, transition to a Ph.D. program, or teaching at the two-year college level.

The curriculum includes courses in matrix algebra, functional analysis, mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, experimental design, methods of applied mathematics, partial differential equations and boundary value problems, linear and nonlinear optimization, algebraic coding theory and cryptography, advanced statistical theory and methods, and thesis.

In addition to the Graduate School Admission requirements, admission to the M.S. in Applied Mathematics Program requires

  • Satisfactory scores on the GRE General Exam (minimum total of 1000 on quantitative and verbal)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Candidates are expected to have satisfactorily completed the following mathematics courses or their equivalents:

  • Calculus I - III
  • Differential Equations
  • Introduction to Logic and Proof
  • Statistics
  • Discrete Structures
  • Linear Algebra
  • Real Analysis/Advanced Calculus
  • Scientific Computing (or a course in programming)

It is also preferred that the candidate have successfully completed at least one course in Abstract Algebra.

Applicants who have not successfully completed all of the above courses, may be admitted with the provision that they successfully complete some undergraduate course work.  Graduate students enrolled in these courses are expected to receive grades of B or better as part of their provisional admission.  These prerequisite courses do not count towards fulfilling graduate degree requirements.

 

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