Basic Degree Information/Description
The Master of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics–Industrial Mathematics is designed to provide students the opportunity for advanced training in marketable areas of Applied Mathematics, using research to solve real-world problems in the field of Applied Mathematics, and with preparation for leadership positions in the field. In order to provide students with advanced training in marketable areas, 24 semester credit hours of graduate mathematics courses and 3 semester credit hours of a course in the Colleges of Sciences or Engineering are required. Research exposure to and experience with real-world problems will be provided by enrollment in AIM 6943 Internship and Research Project. This course introduces students to research problems in the field as well as the opportunities to solve a real-life problem in an industrial setting. Students will prepare for leadership positions in the field by taking two courses in communication, leadership, and/or basic business practices.
To obtain the MSc, students are required to complete the following:
- Coursework: three half courses in applied mathematics (9 credits)
- Practicum in Applied and Industrial Mathematics (3 credits)
- Supervised MSc Thesis
- A degree seeking applicant must meet university wide requirements.
- A complete Graduate Studies application.
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
- The GRE is required.
- Resume or CV: Yes
- 3 Letters of Recommendation from qualified scientists, mathematicians, or supervisors that can certify their ability to pursue studies in applied mathematics at the Master's level, are required.
- Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet
- Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5
- Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.
Career Options Available
- Academia, industry, and government
- For example, former students work at San Antonio College, Accenture, Boeing, and Census Bureau.