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About the Applied Mathematics Program

The graduate program in applied mathematics is interdisciplinary in nature and offers an individualized plan of study to meet the needs and career goals of the student.  The program combines a core curriculum in the Department of Mathematics blending analysis, linear algebra, and elective areas of study such as modeling, numerical analysis and statistics.

In addition, each student, in consultation with the Department of Mathematics, selects a four-course concentration. This area of concentration can be in computer science, engineering, business, or another area outside the Department of Mathematics.  

The capstone element of the program is a Mathematics Clinic, a research project in which the student applies mathematical, numerical, or statistical modeling methods to a problem related to the student's concentration. The Mathematics Clinic can be a team project and can involve faculty members from several departments.


The program consists of 33 hours of course work; at least 21 hours are taken from offerings in the Department of Mathematics, including 3-6 hours devoted to a Mathematics Clinic project.  Up to 6 hours of approved 400-level courses may be included in a student's program of study.

The core areas required of all students are Real Analysis and Linear Algebra, and students then select 12 hours of additional mathematics coursework.  Each student also designs a concentration, approved by the student's committee and program director, consisting of 12 hours of courses based on the students interest and goals. 

The program culminates with a 3-6 credit Mathematics Clinic, an individual or small group project designed in consultation with the student's committee to apply mathematical or statistical methods to a problem related to the student's area of concentration.


Department of Mathematics

Science Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2316