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2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog 
2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Mathematics, MS

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Graduate School Rules  apply to this program.


Program Requirements

Students must present 30 hours of course work and maintain a 3.0 GPA for the MS degree. At least 24 of these hours must consist of graduate-level (numbered 5000 or higher) mathematics courses. The remaining 6 hours must be either mathematics courses numbered 5000 or above or approved courses outside the department numbered 4000 or above. Up to 12 semester hours may be transferred from other institutions.

A student may devote from 4 to 6 hours (of the 30 required hours) to the writing of a thesis. Following completion of course work, all candidates must make a one-hour oral presentation before a committee consisting of three graduate faculty members.

The MS degree is designed to prepare a candidate for a position as an applied mathematician, or a teacher, or to continue studies at the PhD level. It provides training in applied mathematics in the fields of:

  • discrete mathematics
  • operations research
  • applied statistics
  • applied probability
  • numerical analysis
  • mathematics of science and engineering
  • mathematical foundations of computer science
  • computational biology

Students must take either applied analysis or real analysis and applied linear algebra. Additionally, students must fulfill course work requirements for an area of specialization.

All master’s degree students are encouraged to participate in the math clinic, a unique program in which students have an opportunity to work on real-world problems supplied by local businesses, research firms and government agencies.

For more detailed information about the applied mathematics PhD, go to Requirements for the MS Degree on the Math Graduate Handbook Web page.


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