Graduate Course Catalog 2013-2014
Degrees Offered: M.S., Ph.D.
The Integrated Applied Mathematics program offers both the master of science in mathematics with an option in applied mathematics, and the doctor of philosophy program in applied mathematics. Both programs are housed in the Department of Mathematics, and additional information is available here.
The essence of modern applied mathematics is the interplay between mathematical analysis, numerical computation and scientific/engineering specialization. Thus, the IAM curriculum is designed to provide applied mathematics graduate students with advanced training in these three broad, inter-related topics: (1) Mathematical Methods, (2) Scientific Computing, and (3) a Scientific or Engineering Area of Specialization.
M.S. Degree Requirements (Applied Mathematics Option)
This program requires 30 credit hours, consisting of the courses MATH 931,
Applied Functional Analysis
The following are the requirements of completing the Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics program:
Students are advanced to candidacy after meeting the following requirements:
1. Must take 9 courses totaling 27 credits from the following list: PHYS 931, IAM 830, IAM 851, IAM 932, IAM 933, IAM 961, IAM 962. One of the following 2-course sequences can also apply: MATH 847/IAM 950, ME 807/ME 909 or PHYS 953/PHYS 951.
2. In addition, must take a minimum of 3 technical electives totaling 9 credits from the following list: IAM 940, ME 812, ME 911, and other approved courses.
3. Pass a 3-part Ph.D. Qualifying Exam:
*Comprehensive exam in mathematical methods
*Comprehensive exam in numerical analysis and
*Oral or written exam in specialization area
4. Seminar presentation of thesis proposal to dissertation committee.
Each Ph.D. student must submit a dissertation that includes original results in integrated applied mathematics.