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Applied Mathematics

Illinois Institute of Technology

Develop and utilize mathematically rigorous methods, modeling insight, and computational algorithms to solve real-world problems.


College of Science Applied Mathematics
10 W 35th Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60616, United States

What We Offer

Summary

The Master of Applied Mathematics program at Illinois Institute of Technology is a non-thesis professional master’s degree program that provides graduates with mathematics training for technology-based jobs in business, industry, or government. Graduates develop state-of-the-art skills in modeling, statistics, and computation needed to solve real-world problems. The program requires students to learn writing and communication skills along with teamwork and project management skills. The program can typically be completed in 15 months, with three regular term semesters and one summer semester.

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics degree program provides a broad background in the fundamentals of the advanced mathematics that is applied to solve problems in various fields. The main goal is to prepare students for careers in industry and for the doctoral program. Students may pursue an optional master thesis.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics program provides advanced education through coursework (including independent study) and original, creative research in order to prepare students for careers in industrial research and academia.

We encourage our students to take part in an applied mathematics-related research project or internship. We have a mix of faculty and students specializing in applied analysis, computational mathematics, discrete applied mathematics, and stochastics. A few of the problems we solve are: the dispersal of environmental pollutants, investment portfolio valuations, and efficient routing of Internet-based messaging.


Academic Fields

Applied Mathematics, General.
Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Mathematics and Statistics.
Statistics, General.

Degrees

Master's Degree, MAS, Master's (non-thesis)
Master's Degree, MS, Master of Science
Doctoral Degree, PhD, Doctorate


Formats

Full Time, Part Time, On-Campus

Keywords

Computational Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Statistics, Stochastics

Contacts

Nathan Robbins

Nathan Robbins
Assistant Director
nrobbins@iit.edu
nrobbins@iit.edu
312.567.3980

Michael Miller

Michael Miller
mmiller15@iit.edu

Who We're Looking For

Summary

Admission normally requires a bachelor's degree in mathematics or applied mathematics. 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.

Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis, but students are expected to have taken the following courses (or equivalent courses): Differential Equations, Matrix or Linear Algebra, Probability or Statistics, and a Computer Programming language (e.g. Matlab, C, or R). Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores must be submitted with the following minimum scores: 304 (quantitative + verbal), and 2.5 (analytical writing).

For the PhD a cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 is usually required. The applicants must also have demonstrated the potential for conducting original research in applied mathematics. A combined verbal and quantitative GRE examination score of at least 304, and an analytic writing score of at least 3.0 are required.


Academic Backgrounds

Applied Mathematics, General.
Computational Mathematics.
Mathematical Statistics and Probability.
Statistics, General.

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