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Applied Mathematics (MSc)

About the Program

This is a two-year, thesis-based full time program designed for students who have completed a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics or related fields requiring significant mathematical course work or mathematical maturity. In addition to having adequate background in mathematics, students should be self-motivated and interested in research collaboration with faculty.

As part of the program, students will be required to complete five courses and to participate regularly in a graduate seminar series throughout the latter part (Semester 4 -Semester 6) of their studies. This program is research-oriented. Students will be assigned with a thesis advisor who will assist them in the preparation of an acceptable thesis.

Our program has two main goals:

  • The program is intended to provide a technically oriented and scientific post-graduate education to individuals who are motivated either to extend their mathematical knowledge and education or to acquire new technical/scientific skills in the mathematical sciences or related disciplines.
  • The program will provide students with adequate background to engage in doctoral studies in applied mathematics or to successfully embark upon a career in industry that demands a high level of quantitative/analytical background and skills.

Reports and studies carried out by professional organizations ( have shown that there is an increasing need in the work force for mathematics. Graduates of our program will satisfy a current and growing demand for mathematically trained individuals who are able to move into business and industry.

requirements for the MSA include the completion of four core and two elective courses plus the practicum and research paper scheduled during a period of 12 months (three semesters) for full-time students and 24 months (six semesters) for part-time students. Although much of the program is in common for all students, three fields of study are recognized-- physical/environmental geography and landscape analysis; business/commercial applications; and social and community information analysis. Students participate in one of the fields by selecting corresponding electives, the practicum, and their research paper topic.