This is the second in a two-course sequence (EN.625.803 and EN.625.804) designed for students in the master’s program who wish to work with a faculty advisor to conduct significant, original independent research in the field of applied and computational mathematics. (Each course is one semester.) A sequence may be used to fulfill two courses within the 700-level course requirements for the master’s degree; only one sequence may count toward the degree. For sequence 625.803 and 625.804, the student is to produce a bound hard-copy thesis for submission to the JHU library and an electronic version of the thesis based on standards posted at https://www.library.jhu.edu/library-services/electronic-theses-dissertations/. (The student is also encouraged to write a technical paper for publication based on the thesis.) The intent of the research is to expand the body of knowledge in the broad area of applied mathematics, with the research leading to professional-quality documentation. Students with a potential interest in pursuing a doctoral degree at JHU, or another university, should consider enrolling in either this sequence or EN.625.801 and EN.625.802 to gain familiarity with the research process. (Doctoral intentions are not a requirement for enrollment.) Course Note(s): The course EN.625.800 Independent Study may not be used towards the ACM M.S. if the student also wishes to count EN.625.803–804 towards the M.S. degree. A full description of the guidelines (which includes the list of approved ACM research faculty) and the approval form can be found at https://ep.jhu.edu/current-students/student-forms/.