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Applied Mathematics, MS

Margo MacKenzie, math alumna, with a co-worker

GREAT PREP FOR ACTUARY — Margo MacKenzie ’12, BS, and ’14, MS in Applied Mathematics (left), is an actuarial analyst at Ernst & Young. “I could not be happier about my decision to attend IUP for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. The professors were outstanding, the class sizes were perfect, and I was able to walk away with a great education,” she said.

Apply Your Knowledge of Math to Improve Your Career Options

The practical application of mathematics is a cornerstone of industry, business, research, and government services.

Ideal candidates for the MS in Applied Mathematics program have completed a calculus sequence, an introductory course in linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and probability and statistics. Computer programming skill is also recommended.

MS in Applied Mathematics

  • Core courses include deterministic models in operations research, mathematical statistics, and analysis for applied mathematics.
  • Choose from a broad range of electives such as complex variables, numerical methods for supercomputers, nonlinear programming models, advanced simulation, and more.
  • Completion requires a minimum of 27 credits of coursework in addition completing a thesis or an internship.
  • Our faculty members will help you find the most appropriate internship. Many graduates have accepted full-time employment with their internship companies after graduation.
  • Mathematics Department
  • Stright Hall, Room 233
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2608
  • Fax: 724-357-7908
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.