Program Details

Applied mathematics is an interdisciplinary field and one of the most dynamic areas of study in all of science. It has applications in physics, engineering, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, ecology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, economics and a number of other disciplines.

In the online Master of Science in Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington, you’ll get an outstanding education and earn a highly marketable degree. Graduates of this top-ranked program leave with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in the field and help tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today.

The degree is offered by the UW Department of Applied Mathematics.

Program Format

You can complete your master’s degree in three quarters of full-time study or choose to attend part-time. All courses are delivered online using Canvas or another web-based learning management system. You can access lectures and course materials on your schedule from anywhere that has a high-speed internet connection. 

Who Should Apply

Prospective students should hold a bachelor's degree in mathematics, applied mathematics or another branch of science or engineering and complete all requisite coursework. For complete application recommendations and requirements, see the Admissions page.

Because this rigorous program is offered completely online, students who are organized and highly motivated are most likely to be successful.