Mathematics – Applied Mathematics

[1] Objectives

The Master of Science (MS) program in applied mathematics is focused on training students in the process of mathematical modeling, so that the graduates can better serve both business and government agencies. By applying mathematical modeling to business, engineering, planning and other areas, significant problems can be studied using analytic, statistical, and numerical methods.

[2] Program Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the MS degree program in applied mathematics one must have

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
  2. Adequate preparation in mathematics;
  3. At least a 2.70 GPA; and
  4. Achieve satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam.

[3] Degree Requirements

To obtain the MS degree in applied mathematics, a student in the thesis option must earn 30 hours and a student in the non-thesis option must earn 33 hours. The thesis option requires a minimum of 24 hours of course work and a minimum of 6 thesis hours.  The non-thesis option requires the successful completion of an comprehensive examination. The student will select the option when the Petition for Candidacy is submitted.  The student will also select a thesis advisor at this time, if the thesis option is chosen.  Both options must include minimum of 18 hours at 6000-level and the Core Courses: MATH 6342, MATH 6345, and MATH 6348.  The remaining hours may include other courses at the 5000-level with the approval of student’s advisory committee.  A student who selects the non-thesis option will be allowed at most two attempts at passing the comprehensive examination.  If unsuccessful on the first attempt, the student will have to wait six months before taking it again.  If a student who has selected the thesis option wishes to change to the non-thesis option, no credit will be granted for thesis courses.  A student will be allowed no more than one change of option.

[4] Financial Aid

Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for fall/spring.  Each assistantship includes a scholarship up to $5,100 for an academic year and a stipend of $9,000 for nine months.  Graduate Teaching Assistants are expected to enroll in nine credit hours of courses, teach at least three semester hours, and work in the mathematics tutorial lab.  To be eligible for an assistantship, GRE scores must be submitted prior to the first semester of the assistantship.

[5] Graduate Courses in Mathematics (MATH)

Follow this link for MATH course descriptions: course link.