The program consists of two options leading to the degree of Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. This is a full time program designed for students who have completed a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics or related fields requiring significant mathematical course work or mathematical maturity. In addition to having adequate background in mathematics, students should be self-motivated and interested in research collaboration with faculty. In the Thesis Option (with a timeline of six terms), students are required to complete five courses and a thesis. In the Major Research Paper Option (with a timeline of five terms), students are required to complete seven courses and a major research paper. Both options require students to regularly attend and participate in the Graduate Seminar. This Graduate Seminar is considered as an extra course (AM8000) requirement for graduation and graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Students in either of the two program options will be assigned a thesis supervisor who will assist them in the preparation of an acceptable thesis or major research paper.
Our program has two main goals:
- The program is intended to provide a technically oriented and scientific post-graduate education to individuals who are motivated either to extend their mathematical knowledge and education or to acquire new technical/scientific skills in the mathematical sciences or related disciplines.
- The thesis program will provide students with adequate background to engage in doctoral studies in applied mathematics or to successfully embark upon a career in industry that demands a high level of quantitative/analytical background and skills.
Reports and studies carried out by professional organizations have shown that there is an increasing need in the work force for mathematics. Graduates of our program will satisfy a current and growing demand for mathematically trained individuals who are able to move into business and industry.
Funding for Graduate Students:
All students admitted to the program receive a generous minimum funding; the sources of funding include scholarships, research grants and Teaching Assistant work. Top applicants are funded above the minimum level on a competitive basis. The funding for second year students is at a similar level and is tied to performance and extra support from supervisors