Applied Mathematics, MS

for the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics


department chair: Vera Hur

director of graduate studies: Yuliy Baryshnikov


overview of admissions & requirements:

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply


department website: http://www.math.illinois.edu

program website: https://math.illinois.edu/admissions/graduate-program-mathematics-admissions#MS-AppliedMath

department faculty: https://math.illinois.edu/research/faculty-research and https://math.illinois.edu/directory/faculty


college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


department office: 273 Altgeld Hall, 1409 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 333-5749

email: math-grad@illinois.edu


The MS in Applied Mathematics program is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in applied mathematics. It is also suitable as preparation for a PhD program in Applied Mathematics. It is rare for students to enter the PhD program at the University of Illinois after finishing this degree. Students may choose one of three tracks: Optimization and Algorithms, Applications to the Sciences, or Computational Science and Engineering. This degree program requires 32 credit hours and can normally be completed in 18 months. A master's thesis is optional. Applications are accepted for Fall semester. Financial aid is generally not available.


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for the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics


Students pursuing the M.S. in Applied Mathematics have the opportunity to customize the their studies the following ways:

  • Through the Computational Science and Engineering Concentration.
  • By completing the coursework for the option in Optimization and Algorithms;
  • By completing the coursework for the option in Applications to the Sciences;
  • By completing the coursework for the option in Computational Science and Engineering.

For additional details and requirements refer to the Department of Mathematics Graduate Guide and the Graduate College Handbook

Thesis Option

For all options:
Coursework to total 32 hours in MATH or ASRM (in consultation with advisor).
MATH 599Thesis Research4
Choose one of these three (3) options:
Optimization and Algorithms Option
Courses from at least three (3) of the following areas: Optimization, Control Theory and Coding Theory, Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Algorithms and Theory of Computation, Statistics (including core courses listed below)20
Select four (4) of the following:12-16
Graph Theory
Intro to Combinatorics
Numerical Analysis
Algorithms
Methods of Applied Statistics
Linear Programming
Nonlinear Programming
Applications to the the Sciences Option
Select three (3) of the following:9-16
Dynamics & Differential Eqns
Dynamical Systems I
Partial Differential Equations
Methods of Applied Mathematics
Credit hours in a department other than Mathematics, providing substantive applications of differential equations and applied mathematics.8
Computational Science and Engineering Option
MATH 550Dynamical Systems I4
or MATH 553 Partial Differential Equations
Choose one (1) advanced course in Algebra or Analysis:3-4
Intro to Abstract Algebra II
Complex Variables
Real Analysis
Complex Variables I
12 hours from CSE courses (at least 4 in MATH, 4 not in MATH)12
Total Hours32

Other Requirements

MATH 405, MATH 406, MATH 415, MATH 444, and MATH 499 cannot be counted toward this graduate degree.
Minimum hours required within the unit:20
Minimum 500-level hours required overall:12 (8 in Mathematics)
Minimum GPA:3.0
Total Hours (graduate study)32

Non-Thesis Option

For all options:
Coursework to total 32 hours in MATH or ASRM (in consultation with advisor).
Choose one of these three (3) options:
Optimization and Algorithms Option
Courses from at least three (3) of the following areas: Optimization, Control Theory and Coding Theory, Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Algorithms and Theory of Computation, Statistics (including core courses listed below)20
Select four (4) of the following:12-16
Graph Theory
Intro to Combinatorics
Numerical Analysis
Algorithms
Methods of Applied Statistics
Linear Programming
Nonlinear Programming
Applications to the the Sciences Option
Select three (3) of the following:9-16
Dynamics & Differential Eqns
Dynamical Systems I
Partial Differential Equations
Methods of Applied Mathematics
Credit hours in a department other than Mathematics, providing substantive applications of differential equations and applied mathematics.8
Computational Science and Engineering Option
MATH 550Dynamical Systems I4
or MATH 553 Partial Differential Equations
Choose one (1) advanced course in Algebra or Analysis:3-4
Intro to Abstract Algebra II
Complex Variables
Real Analysis
Complex Variables I
12 hours from CSE courses (at least 4 in MATH, 4 not in MATH)12
Total Hours32

Other Requirements

MATH 405, MATH 406, MATH 415, MATH 444, and MATH 499 cannot be counted toward this graduate degree.
Minimum hours required within the unit:20
Minimum 500-level hours required overall:12 (8 in Mathematics)
Minimum GPA:3.0
Total Hours (graduate study)32