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Master of Science in Applied Mathematics


Before entering the program, students must complete the following upper division courses, or equivalent. Students with inadequate undergraduate preparation may be accepted conditionally but will be required to complete courses for removal of the deficiency in the first year of study.

All of the following
  • Math 330 - Advanced Calculus (3 units)
  • A second course in analysis (3 units)
  • Math 337 - Elementary Differential Equations (3 units)
  • Math 340 - Mathematical Programming (3 units)
  • Math 524 - Linear Algebra (3 units)
One of the following
  • Math 531 - Partial Differential Equations (3 units)
  • Math 537 - Ordinary Differential Equations (3 units)
One of the following
  • Stat 350A - Statistical Methods (3 units)
  • Stat 551A - Probability and Mathematical Statistics (3 units)
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Required Courses (30 units)

Students must complete [see Executive Order 1071, §3.2, and/or Curriculum Services]

  • Math 636 - Mathematical Modeling
  • Math 630 - Applied Real Analysis, or Math 668 - Applied Fourier Analysis
  • Math 693A - Advanced Numerical Methods: Computational Optimization, or Math 693B - Advanced Numerical Methods: Computational Partial Differential Equations
  • Math 780 - Seminar in Communicating Mathematical Research
  • Math 797 - Research
  • Math 799A - Thesis
and 15 units of 500- or 600-level courses in mathematics or in a related discipline selected with the approval of the program adviser. The program of study must include at least 22 units in mathematics or statistics.

Other requirements

Program of Study
The program of study, to include a plan for removal of any conditions on admission, must be approved by the graduate adviser and will include at least 22 units of mathematics and statistics.

Students must select Plan A and complete Math 799A (Thesis) and give a public oral defense of the thesis. The thesis normally takes one year to complete and is done under the direction of a thesis adviser.

The program of study can include a maximum of 12 units of 500-level courses, and at most six units of independent research (Mathematics 797, 798, 799A, 799B).