The M.A. in Applied Mathematics provides the experience and knowledge to understand and appreciate prior accomplishments in the discipline and develops the skills necessary for a meaningful contribution to the intellectual advancement and applications of the discipline. It prepares its graduates to pursue long-term careers in their field by providing solid and cutting edge knowledge, as well as a technical education enabling them to take on leading positions in a modern economy. Examples of careers employing the applied mathematics knowledge include, for example, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Cybersecurity Specialist, Software Developers, Economist, Civil Engineer, Actuary, and many others.
Major Research Areas
Algebra & Number Theory, Applied Statistics, Approximation Theory, Bio-Mathematics, Complex & Harmonic Analysis, Cyber-Security & Cryptography, Data Science, Differential Equations, Graph Theory & Combinatorics, Low-Dimensional Topology, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Physics, Operator Theory, Probability, Statistical Learning, Stochastic Processes & Modelling.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
• A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mathematical sciences or related area.
• At least a 55 percentile Quantitative score on the GRE; Verbal and Analytic Writing scores on the GRE are also considered.
• At least a 3.00 GPA in undergraduate math courses.
• Three letters of recommendation (two of which should be from college level mathematics/statistics professors).
• A completed math department application form, including a statement of goals.
• A completed departmental graduate teaching assistantship application form (if such a position is desired).
The Graduate Admissions Committee may provisionally admit applicants from other majors to the Master’s Program if they meet the GPA requirement.