May 28, 2024  
2020-21 Graduate Catalog 
2020-21 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics Concentration, M.S.

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The Industrial Mathematics concentration is for students interested in positions in industry or who want to further graduate work in applied mathematics.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission normally requires completion of the GRE or MAT with acceptable scores. Successful applicants typically have combined GRE scores of 291 or above or MAT scores of 402 or greater.

Applicant must

  1. have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  2. have an acceptable grade point average for all college work taken;
  3. have completed 21 semester hours of college-level mathematics (including calculus), with at least 9 hours of mathematics beyond calculus.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit official scores on the GRE or MAT;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  4. two letters of recommendation are recommended, but not required

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in Industrial Mathematics requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.

Candidate must successfully complete a master’s thesis or a written comprehensive examination (may be taken no more than twice).

Curriculum: Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics

The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements. In addition, a maximum of 9 hours of thesis research may be required to fulfill degree requirements.

Students interested in positions in industry or further graduate work in applied mathematics should pursue this concentration. In addition to the core, students must complete the concentration and a cognate as outlined below:

Core (9 hours)

Cognate (6-9 hours)

  • Six to nine additional hours chosen from the list above list

Thesis (3-9 hours)

The master’s thesis is an option in this concentration. See MATH 6640 , Thesis Research (1 to 6 credits).

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