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Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Program Overview

M.S. program in Applied Mathematics at Illinois Tech serves a dual purpose based on your background and career aims. Should you want to pursue a doctoral degree in Applied Mathematical Sciences, it provides a strong foundation that prepares you for the challenges of Ph.D. coursework and research. Should you want to pursue a career in industry, you will be trained in advanced mathematical techniques and models appealing to future employers. The program gives remarkable flexibility to pursue a curriculum ranging from a traditional M.S. with thesis to a modern M.S. with a choice of specialization in a wide variety of contemporary applied fields in Mathematics.
The program offers three options of study:

(a) writing an M.S. Thesis; 
(b) passing two qualifying exams; 
(c) an industry-based project.  

In addition, you can pursue a specialization in: 

Upon satisfying the requirements of a specialization, you will receive a degree of M.S. Applied Mathematics in that specialization to be officially stated in the university transcript.

Partial tuition scholarships available on competitive basis.

For more details on M.S. in Applied Mathematics contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Igor Cialenco


Admission normally requires a bachelor's degree in mathematics, applied mathematics or related quantitative fields. Candidates whose degree is in another field (for example, computer science, physics, or engineering) and whose background in mathematics is strong are also eligible for admission and are encouraged to apply. All undergraduate prerequisites courses must be fulfilled, in addition to fulfilling all other degree requirements. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 is usually required. Applicants must submit Graduate Record Examination scores, with the minimum score of 304 (quantitative + verbal) 2.5 (analytical writing). At least two letters of recommendation are required. A TOEFL score of 80 is required if an applicant is from a non-English speaking country. 

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