Applied Mathematics, MS

Admission Requirements

In addition to the graduate application and official transcripts applicants must submit three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


This program is designed to train students in the formulation, analysis, and solution of mathematical models in a variety of application areas.


Upon admission to the program, each student will undergo a review process to determine competency in undergraduate core mathematical areas and background in at least one junior-level or higher course in engineering or physics. If necessary, the appropriate course(s) will be added to the required course list for the student.


Program Requirements

A minimum of 30 graduate credits, after the completion of deficiency courses, is required.

Core Requirements

Core Courses
MATH:621Real Analysis3
MATH:627Advanced Numerical Analysis I3
MATH:633Methods of Applied Mathematics I3
Group 1
Select at least one of the following:3
MATH:625Analytic Function Theory
MATH:628Advanced Numerical Analysis II
MATH:632Advanced Partial Differential Equations
Group 2
Select at least two of the following:6
MATH:634Methods of Applied Mathematics II
MATH:730Advanced Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
Thesis/Nonthesis Option
Complete Thesis Option or Nonthesis Option12
Total Hours30

Thesis Option

In addition to the placement review and core requirements, at least six credits of electives approved by the graduate adviser, three credits of MATH:692 Seminar in Mathematics, and three credits of MATH:699 Master's Thesis must be completed.

Nonthesis Option

In addition to the placement review and core requirements, at least twelve credits of electives approved by the graduate adviser must be completed.