The MS program in Applied Mathematics is designed to produce graduates who are marketable in industry, government, and education. The program is also appropriate for professionals who wish to add to their skills and for secondary mathematics and science teachers who wish to gain a deeper understanding of how mathematics and statistics can be used to solve applied problems. It also provides a solid background for those planning to enter a PhD program.
Faculty members offer courses in the areas of traditional applied mathematics, operations research, and statistics. The department houses its own computer facilities with which faculty and students engage in activities such as simulation and statistical analysis. Most classes are offered at times convenient for nontraditional students who wish to advance their careers in applied mathematics, secondary education, or statistics. Students have the option of writing a thesis or participating in an internship.
Applicants should have taken a calculus sequence, linear algebra, differential equations, and an introductory course in probability and statistics and should have computer programming experience.
*Required unless comparable courses have been taken at the undergraduate level. (No more than 3 cr. may be waived from the total of 30 cr. of coursework.)
† At least 12 cr. must be at the 600 level.
Other graduate-level mathematics courses may be selected with the approval of the student’s advisor. Also, with the advisor’s approval, up to six credit hours of graduate work may be taken in disciplines such as chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, management information systems, and physics.
‡ The M.S. in Applied Mathematics requires a minimum of 27 cr. of course work in addition to the research requirement listed below.
Total 33-36 cr.