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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Mathematics, MS

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Graduate School Rules  apply to this program.


Program Requirements

Students must present 30 hours of course work and maintain a 3.0 GPA or above for the MS degree. At least 24 of these hours must consist of graduate-level (numbered 5000 or higher) mathematics courses. The remaining 6 hours must be either mathematics courses numbered 5000 or above or approved courses outside the department numbered 4000 or above.

Up to 9 semester hours of prior course work may be transferred in; these must be at the 5000 level or above with a B- or better grade. Courses already applied toward another degree (graduate or undergraduate) cannot be used toward the MS degree in applied mathematics. Additionally, the following MATH courses will NOT count toward a graduate degree:  MATH 5000-5009, 5012, 5017, 5198 and 5250.

A student may devote from 4 to 6 hours (of the 30 required hours) to the writing of a thesis. Following completion of course work, all candidates must make a one-hour oral presentation before a committee consisting of three graduate faculty members.

Students must take either applied analysis or real analysis and applied linear algebra. Additionally, students must fulfill specific course work requirements for one of the following areas of specialization:

  • Applied Probability
  • Applied Statistics
  • Computational Biology
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematics of Science and Engineering
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Operations Research

All master’s degree students are encouraged to participate in the Math Clinic, a unique program in which students have an opportunity to work on real-world problems supplied by local businesses, research firms and government agencies.

For more detailed information about the applied mathematics MS, see the Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Graduate Handbook (July 2010)  .



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