May 18, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
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Industrial and Applied Mathematics, P.S.M.

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Professional Science Master’s Degree The Professional Science Master’s degree in Industrial and Applied Mathematics is a career-oriented degree designed to meet the needs of working professionals and prepare individuals to demonstrate advanced knowledge of mathematics and statistical techniques for business and industry. Newly graduated mathematics majors are also welcome to apply.

Industrial and applied mathematics focus on topics, problems and questions in business environments and industry that require modeling, data analysis and computation skills. A successful industrial mathematician has strong analytical and problem-solving skills built upon a background in computing, mathematics, statistics and basic science. The curriculum will include a common core of 18 credits of coursework in advanced topics in mathematics, statistics, and, to an extent, computer science.

At program completion, graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in mathematics, statistics, and scientific computing.
  • Apply advanced mathematics, statistics, and computer science skills to answer questions and solve problems in business and industry.
  • Analyze data and create mathematical and statistical models to answer questions and solve problems in business and industry.
  • Work as a member of an effective interdisciplinary team.
  • Communicate clearly using writing and oral presentation skills in scientific and non-scientific environments.


To be admitted with full status to the program, you must:

  • Be interested in developing advanced technological solutions to industrial needs and problems
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in mathematics
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or finance/economic with advanced mathematics coursework
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0

Required Application Materials

  • Graduate School Application
  • Transcripts

Primary Evaluation Processes

The primary criteria used to evaluate program and academic progress include: course grades, project documentation, and final assessment of program elements in collaboration with industry supervisors of projects.


Requirements for the degree include a minimum of 35 semester hours of graduate credit. Students take an introductory course in industrial mathematics and a culminating team project course. Students build a foundation in advanced mathematics by completing core courses in mathematics and statistics. Students are able to graduate from the program in two years.

General Requirements
Professional Science Master Degree

Total for graduation 35 credits  
Common Introductory Core 18 credits  
Selectives 9 credits  
Capstone 6 credits  
Selectives 2 credits  

Common Introductory Core (18 credits)

Selectives (9 credits)

Capstone (6 credits)

  • MSCS-7XX Field Project in Industrial Mathematics I (3.00 cr.)
  • MSCS-7XX Field Project in Industrial Mathematics II (3.00 cr.)

Professional Component

Required Seminars

  • Business Ethics Seminar I (non-credit mandatory workshop)
  • Business Ethics Seminar II (non-credit mandatory workshop)
  • Budget, Planning and Analysis Seminar (non-credit mandatory workshop)

Selectives (2 credits)

Contact the program director for a current list of approved selectives.

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