The advanced-level curriculum teaches students the key steps to incorporate design and mathematical algorithms into modern technologies. Whether you work to develop prototypes in manufacturing or create models to predict long-term climate change, the coursework emphasizes applied and theoretical aspects of the field, so you can understand the distinction between axioms, definitions, and theorems, apply statistical software confidently, and more.

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all graduate study.
  • Additionally, your prior education must include the following prerequisites:
    • at least one mathematics course beyond multivariate calculus (such as advanced calculus, differential equations, or linear algebra); and
    • familiarity with at least one programming language (e.g., C, C++, FORTRAN, Java, Python, R, or MATLAB).
  • Applicants whose prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once the student has completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed with Johns Hopkins Engineering or, with approval, at another regionally accredited institution.
  • A detailed work résumé must be submitted.
  • A statement of purpose essay must also be submitted. The essay should be 350–450 words in length and address why the student is interested in graduate study in applied mathematics at JHU and how this relates to the student’s subsequent career goals.
  • When reviewing an application, the student’s academic and professional background will be considered.

Certificate Requirements

  • Students must complete four courses within five years.
  • At least one of the following three courses must be completed:

    • 625.601 Real Analysis

    • 625.603 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis

    • 625.609 Matrix Theory

  • The other three courses may be taken from the remaining graduate-level courses in the Applied and Computational Mathematics program numbered 625.600–625.799.

  • Course selections at the 800-level or outside of ACM are subject to advisor approval. A maximum of one independent study course may be applied toward the graduate certificate.

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Master's in Applied and Computational Mathematics

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