Applied Mathematics, MS

for the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

department chair: Jeremy Tyson

director of graduate studies: Lee DeVille

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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:

Additional details are available in the Department of Mathematics Graduate Guide.

Degree 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)
Total Hours (graduate study)32

Other Requirements1