Admissions Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master’s degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include the following prerequisites: (1) at least one mathematics course beyond multivariate calculus (such as advanced calculus, differential equations, or linear algebra); and (2) familiarity with at least one programming language (e.g., C, C++, FORTRAN, Java, Python, R, or MATLAB). A grade of B– or better must have been earned in each of the prerequisite courses.
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have 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 you are interested in graduate study in applied mathematics at JHU and how this relates to your subsequent career goals.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background will be considered.

If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of four core courses (including a two-term 700-level course sequence) and six electives.
  • The six electives must include at least four from the program (, with at least two of the four courses at the 700-level. You are required to take at least one 700-level course outside of the core sequences (625.717/718, 625.721/722, and 625.725/726). An independent study (625.800), research project (625.801–802), or thesis (625.803–804) may be substituted for one or two of the 700-level courses outside of the 700-level core sequence. Overall, given the requirements above, at least four 700- or 800-level ACM courses ( must be completed. If you have taken at least one semester of graduate statistics (outside of Applied and Computational Mathematics), you may substitute another course for 625.603 with approval of your advisor. The prior course must be calculus-based and must cover the same general topics as 625.603.
  • Selected undergraduate-level courses are also offered to provide mathematical background for the program. These 100- and 200-level courses are not for graduate credit. Some students may find one or more of these courses useful as a refresher or to fill gaps in their prior education.
  • Focus areas are not required for this program.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master’s degree.
  • Course selections at the 800-level or outside of these core and focus area course lists are subject to advisor approval.

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Certificate in Applied and Computational Mathematics

If you are not quite ready to commit to another master’s degree, take a look at pursuing our post-master’s certificate option. You can earn this certificate in 5 courses.

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