Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics
The department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Michigan-Dearborn offers a Master of Science Degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics.
The key components of this evening program integrate applied mathematics, mathematical and statistical modeling and analysis.
I love how small the classrooms are, how well you connect to your professors and get to know other students in your program.— Samantha Yassine, MS In Applied And Computational Mathematics, '17
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The Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM) Master's program provides graduate-level education in applied mathematics. The program develops the principles of applied mathematics and statistics, and provides students with the skills to employ those principles in industrial or scientific settings. It has three central themes: general principles and theories of applied mathematics and statistics, the construction and analysis of mathematical and statistical models, and the development and efficient execution of computational mathematical algorithms. Effective use of advanced applied mathematical techniques has become increasingly important in industrial and scientific settings as the amount of sophisticated simulation software and specialized open-source packages has greatly increased. Professionals are needed to assist engineers, scientists, and managers in the precise formulation of complex problems and in selecting the analytical methods and software appropriate for their solutions. These professionals should understand the algorithms underlying mathematical software and be able to implement additional mathematical algorithms knowledgeably and efficiently in the framework of existing software. Finally, these professionals need to interpret the results of computations for others. It is the goal of the program to equip students with these skills so that they will become professionals in the needed fields.
The goals of the ACM program are
- Comprehension of the principles and theories of applied mathematics and statistics.
- Skill in the construction and analysis of mathematical models.
- Skill in the analysis and development of efficient computational mathematical algorithms
- Ability to apply the first three items in industrial and scientific settings.
- Individuals in established careers who want or require further training for their current positions.
- Individuals in the workforce who wish to retrain for new career directions, in some cases preparing for a more mathematically-oriented assignment with their current employer.
- Recent graduates who desire a deeper understanding of applied mathematics as an aid in launching a career.
- Admission to the ACM program as a regular student requires a B.A. or a B.S. degree in mathematics, statistics, computer and information science, engineering, a physical science or a life science, earned in a program at an accredited institution with an average grade of B or better. Individuals with degrees in other fields not listed above or with grades less than a B average may be considered for conditional admission and may be required to submit evidence of potential for success in the ACM program.
- An entering student must have completed three courses in Calculus (including multivariate Calculus), one course in Differential Equations, and one course in Linear or Matrix Algebra. Students interested in taking graduate level statistics courses should also complete an introductory statistics course.
- A complete application consists of the following:
- Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended.
- A one-page statement of purpose stating the applicant’s career goals and personal objectives in pursuing the program.
- Current CV/resume
- Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter must address the applicant's academic background.
- Students whose native language is not English are also required to satisfy the English Language Requirements for Admission.
- GRE/GMAT test scores are not required.
- Admission is on a rolling basis. Refer to the Application Deadlines webpage for the most up-to-date information.
- There currently are no fellowships or assistantships available for students in this Program.
1. 30 semester hours of graduate course work with a cumulative grade point average of B or better. The 30 hours must be selected from lists of approved courses and be approved by the student's graduate advisor. At least fifteen of the hours must be Mathematics and Statistics courses. Up to six credit hours toward the degree may be granted by the Graduate Program Committee to a student through the transfer of credit for approved graduate-level courses. Such courses must have been completed within the past five years with a grade of B or better at an accredited institution and not have been applied in whole or in part toward another degree or certificate.
In addition to the specific degree requirements listed here, the general Master's degree policies and requirements also apply. Note: Students admitted through Summer 2019 to the Applied and Computational Math graduate program fall under Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.
2. One course from each of the following Core Areas A, B, and C. At most nine hours from these Core Areas may count toward the 30 hours. Equivalent courses taken elsewhere may be used to satisfy the requirement, but may not count toward the 30 hours (with the exception of the six hours specified in 1 above which may count toward the 30 hours).
A. Mathematical Analysis
i. MATH 551 Advanced Calculus I
ii. MATH 554 Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems
iii. MATH 555 Complex Variables
B. Numerical Methods
i. MATH 572 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
i. MATH 562 Mathematical Modeling
3. At least four courses from the Modeling Specialization Areas listed below. Not all four may be from the same area. Equivalent courses taken elsewhere may be used to satisfy the requirement, but may not count toward the 30 hours (with the exception of the six hours specified in 1 above which may count toward the 30 hours).
A. Linear and Discrete Models
i. MATH 523 Applied Linear Algebra
ii. STAT 530 Applied Regression Analysis
iii. MATH 558 Introduction to Wavelets
B. Differential Models
i. MATH 504 Dynamical Systems
ii. MATH 514 Finite Difference Methods for Differential Equations
iii. MATH 516 Finite Element Methods for Differential Equations
iv. MATH 554 Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems
C. Statistical Models
i. MATH 520 Stochastic Processes
ii. MATH 525 Mathematical Statistics II
iii. STAT 530 Applied Regression Analysis
iv. STAT 535 Data Analysis and Modeling
v. STAT 545 Reliability and Survival Analysis
vi. STAT 550 Multivariate Statistical Analysis
vii. STAT 560 Time Series
4. MATH 599, Independent Research Project, taken for three credits.
5. Six hours of cognates outside the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The courses should be selected from an approved list (Appendix B).
The following courses count toward the degree. Many of these courses have prerequisites beyond those required for admission to the program. If a student has only the courses required for admission to the program, the following courses should be accessible: IMSE 500, ME 510, ME 518, DS 570, OM 521. If a student takes IMSE 500, then IMSE 505 should be accessible. If a student has taken a course in probability and statistics equivalent to IMSE 317, then the courses ECE 552, ECE 555, ECE 585 should be accessible.
1. Computer and Information Science
CIS 505 Algorithm Design and Analysis
CIS 515 Computer Graphics
CIS 527 Computer Networks
CIS 537 Advanced Networking
CIS 544 Computer and Network Security
CIS 551 Advanced Computer Graphics
CIS 552 Information Visualization and Multimedia Gaming
CIS 568 Data Mining
CIS 574 Compiler Design
CIS 575 Software Engineering Management
CIS 652 Information Visualization and Computer Animation
ECON 515 Introduction to Econometrics
3. Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 552 Fuzzy Systems
ECE 555 Stochastic Processes
ECE 560 Modern Control Theory
ECE 565 Digital Control
ECE 567 Non-linear Control Systems
ECE 585 Pattern Recognition
ECE 665 Optimal Control
4. Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
IMSE 500 Models of Operations Research
IMSE 505 Optimization
IMSE 510 Probability and Statistical Models
IMSE 511 Design and Analysis of Experiments
IMSE 514 Multivariate Statistics
IMSE 520 Managerial Decision Analysis
IMSE 567 Reliability Analysis
DS 570 Management Science
OM 521 Operations Management
OM 660 Analysis and Design of Supply Chains
6. Mechanical Engineering
ME 510 Finite Element Methods
ME 518 Advanced Engineering Analysis
PHYS 503 Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 553 Quantum Mechanics
8. Other graduate courses outside the Department of Mathematics and Statistics approved by the graduate advisor.
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