MS in Applied Mathematics
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
USD 59,294 / per year
01 Apr 2024*
Earliest start date
* february 1 for scholarship applicants
The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics program pairs a mathematical background with an additional focus area of the student’s choice. The interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students for careers and further study in high-performance computing, statistics, computer science, business and more.
Unlike the MA curriculum, MS courses are divided between mathematics and the chosen focus area. MS in Mathematics students do not take qualifying exams.
Scholarships and Funding
The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) offers funding opportunities in all doctoral and master's programs. These awards differ by level and by program. PhD students are typically offered full funding packages (full tuition, living stipend, and graduate assistantship). CCAS offers merit-based partial tuition awards to many of the students admitted to our PsyD and master's programs; some of these programs also offer graduate assistantships as well as small stipend awards.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
30 credits in approved courses divided between mathematics and one of the following areas of application: computer science, economics, engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, or systems), operations research, physics, or statistics. No more than 12 credits may be in non-MATH courses. Students must petition and obtain the approval of the graduate committee in order to register for courses outside the department.
Students who wish to register for MATH 6995 Reading and Research must petition and obtain the approval of the graduate committee.
Up to 6 credits in courses taken at other institutions of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area may count toward degree requirements. Students wishing to take such courses must petition and obtain the approval of the graduate committee.
Subject to the approval of the graduate committee (requested via petition) and the agreement of the instructor, mathematics graduate students may take up to 6 credits in the undergraduate courses listed below for graduate credit. Appropriate additional work must be assigned for students to receive graduate credit in an undergraduate course.
- Introduction to Combinatorics
- Introduction to Graph Theory
- Introduction to Mathematical Logic
- Axiomatic Set Theory
- Computability Theory
- Computational Complexity
- Real Analysis I
- Real Analysis II
- Seminar: Topics in Mathematics
MS in Applied Mathematics students complete 30 credit hours of approved coursework divided between mathematics and one of several areas of application. At most 12 of the required credit hours can be outside mathematics. Students must petition and obtain the approval of the graduate committee in order to register for courses outside the department.
- Computer Science
- Operations Research
- Engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical or systems)