# MS in Applied Mathematics

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics program pairs a mathematical background with an additional focus area of the student’s choice. The interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students for careers and further study in high-performance computing, statistics, computer science, business and more.

Unlike the MA curriculum, MS courses are divided between mathematics and the chosen focus area. MS in Mathematics students do not take qualifying exams.

**Application Deadline: **April 1 (February 1 for scholarship applicants). Fall admission only.

## MS Focus Areas

MS in Applied Mathematics students complete 30 credit hours of approved coursework divided between mathematics and one of several areas of application. At most 12 of the required credit hours can be outside mathematics. Students must petition and obtain the approval of the graduate committee in order to register for courses outside the department.

- Physics
- Computer Science
- Statistics
- Operations Research
- Economics
- Engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical or systems)

## Course Requirements

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

30 credits in approved courses divided between mathematics and one of the following areas of application: computer science, economics, engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, or systems), operations research, physics, or statistics. No more than 12 credits may be in non-MATH courses. Students must petition and obtain the approval of the graduate committee in order to register for courses outside the department.

Students who wish to register for MATH 6995 Reading and Research must petition and obtain the approval of the graduate committee.

Up to 6 credits in courses taken at other institutions of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area may count toward degree requirements. Students wishing to take such courses must petition and obtain the approval of the graduate committee.

Subject to the approval of the graduate committee (requested via petition) and the agreement of the instructor, mathematics graduate students may take up to 6 credits in the undergraduate courses listed below for graduate credit. Appropriate additional work must be assigned for students to receive graduate credit in an undergraduate course.

Code | Title | Credits |
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MATH 3613 | Introduction to Combinatorics | |

MATH 3632 | Introduction to Graph Theory | |

MATH 3710 | Introduction to Mathematical Logic | |

MATH 3720 | Axiomatic Set Theory | |

MATH 3730 | Computability Theory | |

MATH 3740 | Computational Complexity | |

MATH 4239 | Real Analysis I | |

MATH 4240 | Real Analysis II | |

MATH 4981 | Seminar: Topics in Mathematics |