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 post-master’s certificate candidates.
  • It is required that you have completed courses equivalent to 625.603 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis, and at least one of 625.601 Real Analysis or 625.609 Matrix Theory in prior graduate coursework (in or out of the prior master’s degree).
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.
  • We also require applicants to have taken courses equivalent to at least one of the sequences EN.625.717-718 Advanced Differential Equations: Partial Differential Equations and Advanced Differential Equations: Nonlinear Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, EN.625.721-722 Probability and Stochastic Processes I and Probability and Stochastic Processes II, or EN.625.725-726 Theory Of Statistics I and Theory of Statistics II in their prior graduate studies.

Certificate Requirements

  • Choose any five courses offered from the program which must be completed within five years.
  • At least four of the five courses must be from the Applied and Computational Mathematics program and numbered 625.680 or higher. At least three of these courses must be at the 700- or 800-level, and at least one of the 700-level courses must be outside of the sequences 625.717/718, 625.721/722, and 625.725/726.
  • You are allowed to take one mathematically oriented elective course from outside the Applied and Computational Mathematics program.
  • Courses 625.601 Real Analysis, 625.603 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis, and 625.609 Matrix Theory may not be counted toward the certificate.
  • An independent study (625.800), research project (625.805–806), or thesis (625.807–808) may be substituted for one or two of the 700-level courses outside of the 700-level core sequence. The course 625.800 Independent Study may not be used towards the ACM P.M.C. if a student also wishes to count 625.805–806 or 625.807–808 towards the P.M.C.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the post-master’s certificate.
  • Focus areas are not available for students pursuing certificates.
  • Course selections at the 800-level or outside of these requirements are subject to advisor approval.

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Master's in Applied and Computational Mathematics

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