Admissions to Applied Mathematics

The Applied Mathematics programs are open to students with undergraduate or master's degrees in mathematics, engineering or the sciences. Applicants will normally have completed mathematics courses through differential equations, with advanced undergraduate courses appropriate to their major.

Applicants for the Master's program: are expected to have completed Advanced Calculus and an advanced mathematics course depending on their choice of option. Applicants who are qualified otherwise but have not completed all these courses will have the missing requirement(s) added to their program of study.

The Engineering Applied Mathematics Ph.D. program: is an interdisciplinary program for students with background in mathematics and/or engineering. In addition to having completed mathematics courses through differential equations, the student should also have completed a year of classical physics.

Admission to the Ph.D. program is granted by the College of Engineering on the advice of program faculty from the Mathematics and Computer Science Department and one of the traditional undergraduate engineering departments: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering. The applicant to the Ph.D. program who does not hold a degree in one of these engineering disciplines should indicate which of the four he or she would relate to in terms of admission and an eventual research program. Please contact an applied mathematics advisor from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science for help in this matter.

Graduate School Requirements: The Graduate School at The University of Akron requires at least a 2.75/4.0 undergraduate grade point average for admissioni to the Master's Program. Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. program should have at least a 3.0 GPA if they are undergraduates or 3.5 GPA if they are entering with a Master's degree.

Applicants for either program must submit a Graduate School Application form and arrange to have official transcripts of grades and their GPA sent to the Graduate School.

Native Language not English: Applicants whose native language is not English must have a satisfactory TOEFL score and must also submit their score on the Test of Written English. If such an applicant is also requesting an assistantship then the Test of Spoken English score must be submitted. For further details, please consult the graduate catalog.

Applicants to the Ph.D. program must submit two letters of recommendation discussing the applicant's potential for graduate studies in applied mathematics. They must further arrange to send the official results of the verbal, analytical, and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination. Finally, the applicant may submit a personal statement or description of post-baccalaureate experience which provides a rationale for the proposed graduate study.

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