Master's of Science in Applied Mathematics

Master's of Science in Applied Mathematics
Capturing Opportunity in Emerging Fields

Students with strong math backgrounds seeking to innovate their own careers will find themselves well-prepared for current and future disciplines with a degree in Applied Mathematics. Sophisticated computers storing and processing previously unknown amounts of data require equally sophisticated human experts to develop the tools and programs that make these systems work. Computational analysis has exposed new horizons in data mining, bioinformatics, wireless telecommunications, cryptography, environmental science, materials science, statistics, finance, and other emerging specialties.

Creating Innovations for Society

Applied Mathematics is the use of math to solve problems in engineering, science, and society. Commensurate with this broad definition is a wide-open field of professional opportunities and career paths. Mathematicians able to apply their knowledge to industrial processes and technology development are in constant demand throughout the industrial marketplace, from pharmaceutical companies to aerospace engineering firms. Students can make a difference in the world developing more efficient systems for manufacturing, computational analysis, or human organization in research, business, and government.

More than Mathematics

An intimate understanding of the challenges and goals of other disciplines is intrinsic to success to Applied Mathematics. Stevens university-wide emphasis on innovative research relevant to the real world supplies graduate students with the support to pursue coursework far beyond foundational math. This exposure not only enhances the value of the Stevens education, but gives the student the upper hand when entering the job market after graduation.

"A sound mathematical basis is more sought-after than ever in all areas of business. The successful mathematician must be results-oriented, must prefer workable solutions, must work well in teams, and must be willing to adapt quickly to new needs."

- Bill Mawby, Statistical and Mathematical Support Services, Michelin America

Freedom to Explore

Graduate students in Applied Mathematics are encouraged to take advantage of Stevens renowned engineering and science course offerings to explore the application of their specialty to other domains. Four classes towards the Master's of Science are free electives, selected in cooperation with the adviser, guaranteeing that the student is able to explore his or her specific interest in mathematical applications.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of mathematicians is expeted to increase by 22 percent during the 2008-18 decade, which is much faster than average for all occupations.Those with advanced degrees will be most in demand.

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradadmissions@stevens.edu.

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at www.stevens.edu/graduate.