The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers the Master of Science degree in mathematics. The graduate program is designed to provide a solid foundation for further professional training or careers in teaching, industry, or government. Degree requirements are flexible, allowing considerable latitude in tailoring the course of study to individual preferences. Two concentrations are available: mathematics and applied mathematics. The mathematics concentration is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in mathematics or the equivalent. The applied mathematics concentration is designed not only for persons with undergraduate training in mathematics, but also for those with degrees in related disciplines, such as engineering and science, who want a solid foundation in mathematics. All required courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening.
Applicants for admission are expected to meet the general requirements for admission to graduate study as established by the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, applicants must present post-calculus courses in mathematics, as well as related course requirements appropriate for the intended program of study. The specific undergraduate preparation required for each of the department’s two degree options forms part of the description of each option.
The Master of Science degree may be earned by satisfying the requirements of the mathematics or the applied mathematics option. The mathematics option is a flexible program emphasizing advanced mathematical concepts in the core areas of mathematics. Students may either complete a traditional curriculum in mathematics or develop, with a graduate advisor, a plan of study that is tailored to their individual needs. Either option can provide a solid foundation for doctoral study in mathematics or for a career in teaching, industry, or government.
All master’s degree candidates are required to pass comprehensive written examinations. The department makes provision for part-time degree candidates by offering courses in the late afternoon or evening.
Applied Mathematics Concentration
The Master of Science degree program in Applied Mathematics option is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, mathematics or statistics, who wish to acquire a solid foundation in applied mathematics. The applied mathematics option is structured but still allows students considerable latitude in designing a course of study. The option focuses on the computational tools of modern applied mathematics and the mathematical theory underlying these tools. It can provide a solid foundation for doctoral study in mathematics or for a career in teaching, industry, or government.
In addition to the undergraduate degree, applicants for admission to the Applied Mathematics program should have completed courses in multivariable calculus, ordinary differential equations and linear algebra. Students should also have some experience with computer programming or the use of computational software packages. Courses in partial differential equations and physics are desirable. Applicants with insufficient preparation may be admitted on the condition that they complete certain prerequisite work to be specified by the department at the time of admission.
The M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics requires 30 semester credits of course work chosen so as to satisfy the following program requirements.
An undergraduate degree in engineering, science, mathematics or statistics. In addition to the undergraduate degree, applicants for admission to the Applied Mathematics program should have completed courses in multivariable calculus, ordinary differential equations and linear algebra.
Recipient: Wright State University
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