Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

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The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics Program is a new graduate program designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with advanced analytical skills. The program’s primary focus is on placing graduates into high paying jobs in the private sector, although the degree is also suitable for graduates seeking employment as community college math instructors or those pursuing doctoral studies in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or related fields.

The program is open to any graduate with a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or related field. Graduates with other math-intensive degrees such as Computer Science, Engineering, or Economics can apply if you have at least the equivalent of a minor in Mathematics.

For a complete description of the program requirements, see the Curriculum & Requirements below.


Graduate Service Appointments (GSAs)

We anticipate having a limited number of graduate service appointments (assistantships) which include a tuition waiver and an annual wage of approximately $9,000 available for the 2020-21 academic year. These GSA awards will be awarded competitively based on academic potential and financial need. GSA awards are available for both resident and non-resident students. Decisions regarding GSA awards will be made during the January-April timeframe. Applicants are encouraged to have their application material submitted no later than December 31, 2019 in order to guarantee priority consideration. Graduate assistants typically aid a professor in the classroom with teaching-related tasks. A detailed job description is available by request.


Application Requirements

To apply, you must have:

  • A completed bachelor (or higher) degree in Mathematics or a closely related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0 based on the last graded 90 quarter or 60 semester credits from a regionally accredited university
  • Three letters of reference, of which at least one must be from a current or former professor who can comment on academic ability
    • If applying for a GSA, one letter must address teaching ability
  • A statement of intent

GRE scores are not required at this time. However, non-native English speaking applicants are required to document their English proficiency. Applicants may also email an unofficial transcript to math@ewu.edu for the purpose of evaluating equivalent transfer courses to satisfy prerequisites for the graduate courses offered.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

  • For questions about the degree and application requirements, please contact Department Chair Christian K. Hansen, PhD at chansen@ewu.edu
  • For questions about the application portal, please contact Graduate Studies at gradprograms@ewu.edu

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Curriculum & Requirements

Applied Mathematics, Master of Science (MS)

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics is designed to meet a growing demand for graduates with advanced analytical skills. The degree is suitable for graduates seeking employment in the private sector, as community college math instructors or those pursuing doctoral studies in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research and related fields. 

Required Courses60
THESIS (students may choose 5–15 credits)
RESEARCH REPORT
Electives
Students may choose 45–55 credits from the following
Electives may include up to 15 credits of additional courses from outside the Mathematics Department subject to approval of a departmental advisor. Up to 10 credits of the electives may be at the 400 level.
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
APPLIED GROUP THEORY
METHODS OF DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
CRYPTOGRAPHY
NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA
METHODS OF COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS
SPECTRAL THEORY
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
CONTINOUS OPTIMIZATION
TOPICS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS
APPLIED COMPLEX ANALYSIS
APPLIED LINEAR STATISTICAL MODELING
ADVANCED TOPICS IN STATISTICS
APPLIED MATHEMATICS INTERNSHIP
Total Credits60

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • be able to use current mathematical ideas to analyze a variety of applications from science, technology, engineering, financial business, industry or government;
  • be able to use current mathematical ideas to create a model of a variety of applications from science, technology, engineering, financial business, industry or government;
  • be able to effectively communicate applied mathematical concepts to a wide range of audiences;
  • have the ability to work effectively with groups of people on applied mathematics problems.