Applied Mathematics

The Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics degree with concentration in Applied Mathematics is designed for students who have a strong background in undergraduate mathematics and have completed a bachelor's degree in mathematics, computer science, engineering, or physical or biological sciences. Students in this program are encouraged to complete up to two courses (8 credit hours) in other departments such as electromagnetic theory, continuum mechanics, fluid dynamics, statistical physics, electrical signal processing, biology, or plasma physics. This program lays the foundation for doctoral work.

The student must fulfill the Graduate College requirements specified in the Graduate College catalog as well as departmental requirements detailed in the MSCS Graduate Handbook pdf which includes:

  1. Core courses (12 credit hours)
    • Math 417 (Complex Analysis with Applications)
    • Math 480 (Applied Differential Equations)
    • Math 481 (Applied Partial Differential Equations)
  2. Three Departmental 500 level courses completed with an A or B (12 credit hours)
    • Courses may include independent study.
    • Courses cannot include Math 589 (Teaching and Presentation of Mathematics).
  3. Two additional 400 or 500 level courses (8 credit hours) selected as follows:
    • Courses may include independent study.
    • Courses may include Math 589 (Teaching and Presentation of Mathematics).
    • Courses may be selected from other departments with advisor's approval.
  4. Students must pass the master's examination in Applied Mathematics AND satisfy the following requirements among the 32 credit hours completed toward the degree:
    • Complete 9 hours of 500 level courses, NOT including independent study. (Graduate College policy)
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