Master’s in Applied Mathematics prior to May 1, 2013
Prerequisite: A scientific programming language (C recommended).
Courses: The total number of required hours is 33. No thesis is required for this option. The student is required to take two full-year sequences, MAS 5311-2 Algebra (6 credits) and MAA 5228-9 Analysis (6 credits) and complete one of the packages described below or design a custom package for prior approval by the Graduate Committee. (Please consult the Course Guide section for course abbreviations.)
- Numerical Methods, Statistics and Computer Science
- Probability and Statistics
- Combinatorics and Optimization
- Applied Differential Equations
Other packages may be designed by the student. For instance, an Imaging package would include CAP 6418 (Image Algebra), together with an MAP 7436-7 (Applied Math Seminar) focused on medical imaging or with MAP 6417-8 (Fourier Series).
A Modeling package could build on MAP 6487-8 (Biomathematics Seminar). Other packages might include courses from business, finance, economics, ecology, manufacturing, electrical and computer engineering or statistics.
Students must obtain at least a Masters Pass on written exams in two of the following three areas, Analysis, Algebra, Numerical Analysis. The Analysis exam is based on the courses MAA5228-9, Algebra is based on MAS5311-2, and Numerical Analysis is based on MAD6406-7.
These exams are offered 3 times each calendar year, in January, May, and August. Students may take each exam a maximum of three times out of the four times the exam is given, one year following the completion of the corresponding course sequence.
Teaching: One semester of college teaching is required.