- You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master’s degree candidates.
Your prior education must include the following prerequisite:
At least one mathematics course beyond multivariate calculus, such as 625.251 – Introduction to Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations OR 625.252 – Linear Algebra and Its Applications,
- Familiarity with at least one programming language (e.g., C, C++, FORTRAN, Java, Python, R, or MATLAB) is highly suggested, but not required.
- 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.
- 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 courses from the Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM) program (625.xxx) with at least two of the four ACM elective courses at the 700-level. At least one of two 700-level electives must not be on the list of core sequence courses (625.717/625.718, 625.721/625.722, and 625.725/625.726).
- The six electives must include at least four courses from the Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM) program (625.xxx) with at least two of the four ACM elective courses at the 700-level. At least one of two 700-level electives must be outside of the core sequences (625.717/625.718, 625.721/625.722, and 625.725/625.726).
- 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.
- The course 625.800 Independent Study may not be used towards the ACM M.S. if a student also wishes to count 625.801–802 or 625.803–804 towards the M.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
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