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Master's Program Degree Requirements

This program is designed to train students in the formulation, analysis, and solution of mathematical models in a variety of application areas. It also emphasizes interdisciplinary research and teamwork. The program addresses the State and Regional needs for students with advanced training in interdisciplinary research, and prepares students for employment in government agencies, industry, financial sectors, K-12 education, college teaching, and advanced studies in doctoral programs.

For full admission, the applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an overall grade-point average of 2.75 or better or 3.00 for the last two years (64 semester credits or equivalent); or hold an advanced degree from an accredited college or university in or appropriate to the intended field; or holds a baccalaureate or master's degree from a foreign college or university, plus satisfactory evidence of competence in English. More detailed admission information can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.

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.

To receive the degree of Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, the student must:

  • pass the courses in his or her chosen option with a grade point average of no less than 3.0 (with no more than two grades below B-).
  • pass the Comprehensive Examinations if the non-thesis option is chosen.
  • submit a satisfactory Mathematics Seminar paper or a Master's Thesis.


Applied Mathematics
Mathematics of Engineering and Physical Science
Placement Review
Advanced Calculus I, II (3450:521, 3450:522) and Advanced Engineering Mathematics II (3450:539) have been completed or will be added to the degree requirements.
Core Requirements (23 credits) Credits
3450:621 Real Analysis 3
3450:627 Advanced Numerical Analysis I 3
3450:633 Methods of Applied Mathematics I 3
3450:692 Seminar in Mathematics 1-3
At least one course from Group 1 below 3
At least two courses from Group 2 below 6
Total 19-22
Group 1
3450:625 Analytic Function Theory 3
3450:628 Advanced Numerical Analysis II 3
3450:632 Advanced Partial Differential Equations 3
Group 2
3450:634 Methods of Applied Mathematics I I 3
3450:635 Optimization 3
3450:730 Advanced Numerical Solution of PDEs 3
Thesis Option (minimum of 30 credits)
In addition to the placement review and core requirements, at least six credits of electives approved by the graduate advisor and 2-4 credits in 3450:699 Thesis Research must be completed.
Non-Thesis Option (minimum of 33 credits)
In addition to the placement review and core requirements, at least 13 credits of electives approved by the graduate advisor must be completed. Additionally, the student must successfully complete a Comprehensive Examination in the courses 3450: 621,627, 633, one course from Group 1 and one course from Group 2.

Last updated 6/3/2005