Matthew Hoffman, Ph.D.
|Program Available Online?||No|
|Application Deadline||Priority deadline February 15, rolling thereafter|
|English Language Exams:|
Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.
The ideas of applied mathematics pervade several applications in a variety of businesses and industries as well as government. Sophisticated mathematical tools are increasingly used to develop new models, modify existing ones, and analyze system performance. This includes applications of mathematics to problems in management science, biology, portfolio planning, facilities planning, control of dynamic systems, and design of composite materials. The goal is to find computable solutions to real-world problems arising from these types of situations.
The master of science degree in applied and computational mathematics provides students with the capability to apply mathematical models and methods to study various problems that arise in industry and business, with an emphasis on developing computable solutions that can be implemented. The program offers concentrations in discrete mathematics, dynamical systems, and scientific computing. Electives may be selected from the graduate course offerings in the School of Mathematical Sciences or from other graduate programs, with approval from the graduate program director. Students complete a thesis, which includes the presentation of original ideas and solutions to a specific mathematical problem. The proposal for the thesis work and the results must be presented and defended before the advisory committee.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|Choose four of the following core courses:||12|
|MATH-601||Methods of Applied Mathematics|
|MATH-602||Numerical Analysis I|
|MATH-622||Mathematical Modeling I|
|MATH-722||Mathematical Modeling II|
|MATH-606, 607||Graduate Seminar||2|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||36|
|MATH-771||Mathematics of Cryptography|
|MATH-741||Partial Differential Equations I|
|MATH-742||Partial Differential Equations II|
|MATH-702||Numerical Analysis II|
|MATH-712||Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations|
|High-performance Computing Course|
To be considered for admission to the MS program in applied and computational mathematics, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
Although Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required, submitting them may enhance a candidate's acceptance into the program.
A student may also be granted conditional admission and be required to complete bridge courses selected from among RIT’s existing undergraduate courses, as prescribed by the student’s adviser. Until these requirements are met, the candidate is considered a nonmatriculated student. The graduate program director evaluates the student’s qualifications to determine eligibility for conditional and provisional admission.
Cooperative education enables students to alternate periods of study on campus with periods of full-time, paid professional employment. Students may pursue a co-op position after their first semester. Co-op is optional for this program.
The program is ideal for practicing professionals who are interested in applying mathematical methods in their work and enhancing their career options. Most courses are scheduled in the late afternoon or early evening. The program may normally be completed in two years of part-time study.
A student with a bachelor’s degree from an approved undergraduate institution, and with the background necessary for specific courses, may take graduate courses as a nonmatriculated student with the permission of the graduate program director and the course instructor. Courses taken for credit may be applied toward the master’s degree if the student is formally admitted to the program at a later date. However, the number of credit hours that may be transferred into the program from courses taken at RIT is limited for nonmatriculated students.
The RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education website provides information pertaining to student skills and capabilities, salary data, career information, job outcomes, and contact information for the Career Services Coordinator by program.