This course sequences is designed for students in the post-master's certificate (PMC) 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 course requirements for the PMC; only one sequence may count towards the certificate. For sequence 625.807-808, 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 guides.library.jhu.edu/etd (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 one of these sequences to gain familiarity with the research process (doctoral intentions are not a requirement for enrollment).
At least three courses (four are recommended) towards the post-master's certificate. It is recommended that the sequence represent the final two courses in the post-master's certificate program.
The student must identify a potential research advisor from the Applied and Computational Mathematics Research Faculty (ep.jhu.edu/acm-research) to initiate the approval procedure prior to enrollment in the chosen course sequence; enrollment may only occur after approval. A full description of the process and requirements can be found at ep.jhu.edu/acm-process.