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M.S. in Applied Mathematics with a Specialization in Industrial Mathematics

The Industrial Mathematics specialization trains you for a broad range of careers in business, finance, and industry that rely on quantitative models of data. The program stresses skills including mathematical modeling, advanced computation, probability, and statistics. Typical examples of problems you will be prepared to address include evaluating the performance of a business call center, or determining if an insurance company has sufficient reserves and premiums to settle claims. In addition, you will learn aspects of actuarial science, writing and communication skills, along with project management skills necessary for the job market.

All four of the following course options are required:

Required to complete a project for 3-5 credit hours through:

  • MATH 594 Professional Master’s Project

Remaining Elective courses to be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor, or from the following list, or any unused core/required courses listed above:

 

Plans of Study

Here we present a few plans of study for the various options in the MS program. Note that Math 593, a required course, is not listed below under the plans of study as it is a zero credit course offered every semester.

A Sample Course Sequence for the Specialization in Industrial Mathematics with Project:

Fall - Year 1

Math 475 or Math 540
Math 522
Sci 511 or Sci 522



3 credit hours
3 credit hours
3 credit hours

Spring - Year 1

Elective or Math 563
Elective from list
Elective from list


3 credit hours

3 credit hours
3 credit hours

Summer - Year 1

Math 523


5 credit hours

Fall - Year 2

Math 577
Math 594 Project

3 credit hours
3 credit hours
Total  32 credit hours