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Courses

Degree Requirements

To earn the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics degree, you must complete a minimum of 36 credits, including:

  • Four core courses (20 credits total)
  • One elective from applied math (at least 4 credits)
  • Minimum of 9 courses 
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher in each class and an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher

On average, students complete the program with 42 credits.

Core Courses

Students are required to take these four core courses:

  • AMATH 501: Vector Calculus & Complex Variables
  • AMATH 502: Introduction to Dynamical Systems & Chaos
  • AMATH 503: Methods for Partial Differential Equations
  • AMATH 581: Scientific Computing OR AMATH 584: Applied Linear Algebra & Introductory Numerical Analysis 

Electives

In addition to electives in applied mathematics, you may be able to take online elective courses outside the department. These courses must be worth a minimum of three credits, graduate level, numerically graded and mathematically relevant. Check with your adviser before enrolling an elective course to make sure it will count toward your degree.

Course Sequence

Below is a list of all applied mathematics courses offered in this program. You do not need to complete every course listed to earn your degree. Please keep in mind that some courses are not offered every year, as noted below.

Note: Students are required to take four core courses: AMATH 501, 502 and 503 and either 581 or 584.

Students can also complete up to four credits of independent research over two or more quarters by taking AMATH 600.