Masters Programs

Masters Programs

The Department offers the degree Master of Science in three areas: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Stochastic Systems & Optimization.  Each program requires 30 credits of coursework (ten courses) to graduate. Further program requirements are detailed in the Graduate Student Handbook, available from the Office of Graduate Admissions

Master of Science, Mathematics
A master’s degree in mathematics requires 30 credits of courses, including the following core courses:

Core Courses
  • MA 552 Axiomatic Linear Algebra
  • MA 605 Foundations of Algebra I
  • MA 611 Probability
  • MA 635 Real Variables I
  • MA 651 Topology I
  • MA 681 Functions of a Complex Variable I

Master of Science, Applied Mathematics
This program provides a background in mathematical techniques which are useful in solving practical problems in science and engineering. Students are encouraged to include courses from other departments in your program of study. The program requires 30 credits (10 courses) of coursework. Students may transfer up to one-third of this amount from outside Stevens. If a student knows the material in one of the required courses, he or she may substitute another course. In both cases, the approval of a department advisor is required. All elective courses must be chosen with the consent of a department advisor.

Core Courses
  • MA 547 Advanced Calculus I
  • MA 552 Axiomatic Linear Algebra
  • MA 611 Probability
  • MA 615 Numerical Analysis I
  • MA 649 Intermediate Differential Equations
  • MA 681 Functions of a Complex Variable I

**Students with a strong mathematics background may replace MA 547 with MA 635

Typical Electives
  • CE 519 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CE 601 Theory of Elasticity
  • CS 590 Algorithms
  • MA 548 Advanced Calculus II
  • MA 627 Combinatorial Analysis
  • MA 635 Real Variables I
  • MA 650 Intermediate Partial Differential Equations
  • MA 653 Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations
  • ME 674 Fluid Dynamics
  • PEP 520 Computational Physics

Master of Science, Stochastic Systems and Optimization
This program focuses on analysis and optimal decision-making for complex systems involving uncertain data and risk. The program includes courses in statistics, stochastic processes, stochastic optimization, and stochastic optimal control theory. Applications to financial systems, network design and routing, telecommunication systems, medicine, actuarial mathematics, and other areas are discussed. Students are encouraged to apply the techniques they learn to problems derived from their professional work and interests.

Ten courses are required for the degree; six are core courses. Elective courses are chosen with the consent of the student's academic advisor.

Core Courses
  • MA 547 Advanced Calculus I
  • MA 611 Probability
  • MA 612 Mathematical Statistics
  • MA 623 Stochastic Processes
  • MA 629 Convex Analysis and Optimization
  • MA 661 Dynamic Programming & Stochastic Optimal Control

**Students with a strong mathematics background may replace MA 547 with MA 635

Typical Electives
  • MA 615 Numerical Analysis I
  • MA 630 Numerical Methods of Optimization
  • MA 632 Theory of Games
  • MA 641 Time Series Analysis I
  • MA 655 Optimal Control Theory
  • MA 662 Stochastic Programming
  • MA 712 Mathematical Models of Risk
  • MA 720 Advanced Statistics

 

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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.