Degree Requirements

The MSc Program in Applied Mathematics has two options (both leading to the same degree): the Thesis Option and the Major Research paper Option. This last option has been made available starting in September 2013 and is intended for those students that are not interested in writing an in depth thesis in mathematics.

To be awarded a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, students in the Thesis Option must:

  1. Complete five courses
  2. Achieve a grade of at least B− in each of the five courses
  3. Regularly attend and participate the Graduate Seminar (AM 8000)
  4. Completion of a thesis
  5. Present a graduate seminar on the thesis
  6. Successfully defend the thesis

To be awarded a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, students in the Major Research Paper Option must:

  1. Complete nine courses
  2. Achieve a grade of at least B− in each of the nine courses
  3. Regularly attend and participate the Graduate Seminar (AM 8000)
  4. Completion of a major research paper
  5. Present a graduate seminar based on the major research paper
  6. Successfully defend the major research paper

Program Chart

See graduate courses for listing of Group A, B, and C courses.

Thesis Option (6 terms). Suggested Timeline

Fall #1 Winter #1 S/S #1
AM8101 (Princ. & Tech 1) AM8102 (Princ. & Tech 2)  
AM8001 (Foundation) Elective Thesis work
AM8002 (Foundation) AM8000 (Seminar)  
AM8000 (Seminar)    
Fall #2     Winter #2      S/S #2
Thesis Work Thesis Work  
AM8000 (Seminar) AM8000 (Seminar) Thesis Work

Major Research Paper Option (5 terms). Suggested Timeline


Fall #1 Winter #1 S/S #1
AM8101 (Princ. & Tech 1) AM8102 (Princ. & Tech 2)  
AM8001 (Foundation) Elective Major Research Paper
AM8002 (Foundation) AM8000 (Seminar) Elective
AM8000 (Seminar)    
Fall #2     Winter #2
Major Research Paper Elective
Elective Elective
AM8000 (Seminar) AM8000 (Seminar)