Masters of Science in Applied Mathematics – Industrial Mathematics

The Master of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics–Industrial Mathematics is designed to provide students the opportunity for advanced training in marketable areas of Applied Mathematics, using research to solve real-world problems in the field of Applied Mathematics, and with preparation for leadership positions in the field. In order to provide students with advanced training in marketable areas, 24 semester credit hours of graduate mathematics courses and 3 semester credit hours of a course in the Colleges of Sciences or Engineering are required. Research exposure to and experience with real-world problems will be provided by enrollment in AIM 6943 Internship and Research Project. This course introduces students to research problems in the field as well as the opportunities to solve a real-life problem in an industrial setting. Students will prepare for leadership positions in the field by taking two courses in communication, leadership, and/or basic business practices.

Program Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the degree program for the M.S. in Applied Mathematics–Industrial Mathematics, applicants must satisfy the University-wide requirements for admission to graduate programs. The applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, science, engineering, or a related field and must have taken Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, and an upper-division course in mathematics. The applicant must submit a résumé, scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and three letters of reference from qualified scientists, mathematicians, or supervisors that can certify their ability to pursue studies in applied mathematics at the Master’s level.

Degree Requirements

Degree candidates are required to successfully complete 36 semester credit hours and meet University-wide degree requirements. Students admitted to the program must consult the Graduate Advisor of Record for their individual study plans and get approval before enrollment in each course.

Candidates for the degree must complete:

A. 6 semester credit hours of required courses: 6
Introduction to Industrial Mathematics
Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
B. Select 18 semester credit hours of the following: 18
Theory of Functions of a Real Variable I
Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable I
Numerical Linear Algebra
Mathematical Modeling
Numerical Analysis
Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations
Differential Equations I
Partial Differential Equations I
Directed Research
Topics in Applied Mathematics
Optimization Techniques in Operations Research
C. 3 semester credit hours of electives: Upon completion of 18 semester credit hours in mathematics, a student is eligible to enroll in advanced courses selected from disciplines in the Colleges of Sciences or Engineering. 3
D. 3 semester credit hours of Internship and Research Project: * 3
Internship and Research Project
E. 6 semester credit hours selected from coursework in communications, leadership skills, and business principles such as: 6
Conceptual Foundations of Management
Management and Behavior in Organizations
Total Credit Hours 36

* Internship and Research Project

Upon completion of 18 semester credit hours in mathematics, a student is eligible to enroll in AIM 6943 Internship and Research Project. The student must spend a semester in an industrial setting and must complete an internship-related project. To complete the internship-related project, the student will:

  1. Submit either an employment letter from a company or a pre-internship proposal outlining the proposed work for approval by the student’s Supervising Professor.
  2. Complete the proposed work after the internship has been completed.
  3. Defend the project before the deadlines set forth by the University.

Students currently employed in industry may negotiate an alternative internship experience.