MS in Applied and Computational Mathematics


The MS in applied and computational mathematics is a Master's program aimed at providing the graduate with the skills needed to deal with problems which typically arise in science, business, and industrial situations.

Degree Requirements

General Course Requirements

  • A minimum of 35 credit hours of course work

  • Math and outside courses at the 300 level and below will not be counted towards the 35 hour requirement. MATH 530 does not count toward the 35 credit hour requirement.

  • A minimum of 24 credit hours taken on campus

  • A minimum of 9 of the 35 hours taken in an area of application outside mathematics (such as physics, biology, engineering, etc.) including at least 3 credit hours of statistics. The area and courses must be approved by the graduate student's advisor.

  • 6 hours of course work taken outside the department must be at the 500 level or above.

  • A minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework in mathematics at the 500 level or above (excluding MATH x99).

  • The Seminar requirement must be satisfied, a maximum of 2 credits may be counted toward the 35 credit hour degree requirement.

Other Course Requirements

Numerical Analysis: Students must take two courses from the following list:

  • MATH 550
  • MATH 561
  • MATH 651
  • MATH 652

Sequence Requirement: Students must take at least one sequence from the following list:

  • MATH 510 - 520
  • MATH 517 - 617 or 519
  • MATH 540 - 640
  • MATH 640 - 641
  • MATH 545 - 546
  • MATH 560 - 532 or 561

Modeling and Methods: Students must take at least two courses from the following list:

  • MATH 532
  • MATH 540
  • MATH 535
  • MATH 545
  • MATH 633

MS Final Project and Examination: Same requirements as for the General MS in Mathematics.