MS Applied Mathematics Program

Applied Mathematics

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.

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.


Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Application Deadline

Applications to the master's degree program in Applied Mathematics are accepted on a rolling basis.


Additional Information

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-).
  • submit a satisfactory Mathematics Seminar paper or a Master's Thesis.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process! it is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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