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Master of Science in Mathematics: Applied Mathematics


A minimum of thirty six (36) semester hours is required to obtain a Master of Science degree in Mathematics. At least twenty four (24) must be in Mathematics at the 5000 level.


Degree Requirements

  1. Core courses: Zero to nine (0-9) hours, depending on whether these courses were taken at the undergraduate level

  2. Concentration: Twelve (12) hours chosen from one of four areas, including at least one two-semester sequence defined under that concentration.

  3. Area of application or internship: A minimum of six (6) hours.

  4. Electives: As needed to complete thirty six (36) hours. This may include three (3) hours for a special project, or as many as six (6) hours for a thesis.


Core Courses

  • Math 4500: Introduction to Analysis II

  • Math 4200: Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory

  • Math 4570: Complex Analysis Math 


Applied Mathematics Concentration

One of the following six-hour sequences:

  • Math 5600/5610: Numerical Analysis I and II 

  • Math 5620/5630: Numerical Solutions of PDEs I and II

  • Math 5470/5480: Applied Math for Science and Engineering I and II 


Plus six additional hours chosen from:

  • MATH 5451: Ordinary Differential Equations

  • MATH 5461: Partial Differential Equations

  • MATH 5580: Transform Methods

  • MATH 5470: Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I

  • MATH 5480: Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering II

  • MATH 5600: Numerical Analysis I

  • MATH 5610: Numerical Analysis II

  • MATH 5620: Numerical Solutions of PDEs I

  • MATH 5630: Numerical Solutions of PDEs II

  • MATH 5910: Special Topics


Area of Application or Internship

Students must complete a minimum of six (6) credit hours in an area of application or an internship. The student and his or her graduate program committee will jointly decide upon the area of application or internship, and must be approved by the Graduate Coordinating Committee. It should be consonant with the chosen concentration. An oral presentation and a written report on the internship or area of application are required. Typically, students choosing an area of application will complete coursework in another department or college such as Business, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of this program, if a student chooses an area of application, the Graduate Coordinating Committee will ask that a representative from the outside area be added as an additional member of the student's graduate program committee. Students choosing the internship option will usually collaborate with a local business. Options include businesses in the health insurance field, industrial and manufacturing industries, engineering firms, etc.



Students must complete additional elective hours as needed to complete the degree. In addition, a special project (3 hours) or a thesis (6 hours) may be chosen to fulfill part of these elective hours. Prior to enrolling in MATH 5910 (Special Project in Mathematics), MATH 5980 (Research), or MATH 5990 (Thesis), a student choosing to do a project or thesis must have the topic approved by his or her graduate program committee and the Graduate Coordinating Committee, and must submit the committee form to the Graduate School for final approval.


For more information on graduate mathematics courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.