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Biological and Computational Mathematics

With a Master of Science in Biological and Computational Mathematics, you’ll be equipped to apply a variety of methods to construct mathematical models that can solve real-world problems in a wide range of different environments.

A master’s in Biological and Computational Math prepares graduates for jobs in industry — especially in the biological and health sciences — or to enter doctorate programs in Applied Mathematics.

By choosing to earn your Master of Science in Biological and Computational Mathematics from Augusta University’s College of Science and Mathematics, you’ll enter a flexible program of study with accessible faculty, applied research opportunities, and you will be eligible for an assistantship.  Assistantships include a stipend and a tuition waiver.

Biological and Computational Mathematics is for you if you consider yourself

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Mathematics Program



What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Master of Science with a major in Biological and Computational Mathematics program will complete 36 credit hours over four semesters.

The program includes a strong experiential component in the form of seminars as well as a graduate project course where students have the opportunity to conduct original research in applied mathematics. The degree can be used as preparation for entrance into a doctorate program in Applied Mathematics.

Curriculum | Admissions Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

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Graduate School Advantage

Augusta University's graduate programs are among the best in the nation – and the world – and our graduate students are our most valuable assets. To ensure that our students earn more than a degree, the Graduate School offers a range of opportunities so they can develop the leadership, communication and personal skills needed for a rewarding life and academic, research or professional career.

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About the Graduate School

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Assistantships and graduate teaching assistantships not only provide financial support, they give you an opportunity to interact with faculty while providing valuable experience that expands your classroom understanding.

Because the College of Science and Mathematics is located on Augusta University’s Health Sciences Campus, you’re studying at the center of the university’s research enterprise, exposing you to numerous opportunities to interact with researchers and their projects.

Financial Support

Assistantships and teaching assistantships carrying a tuition waiver and a 10-month stipend provide financial assistance on a competitive basis.

Diverse Faculty

Faculty in the department of mathematics have research interests that lie at the intersection of mathematics and the biomedical fields, thereby giving this program a unique focus.

Personalized Attention

Small classes and highly accessible faculty create a supportive environment that allows students to thrive with their coursework as well as their research.

Research Component

Students engage in a wide range of research in applied mathematics, including mathematical biology, epidemiology, medical imaging and machine learning.   

Your Future

Career Options

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for Mathematicians and Statisticians is $96,280 per year. The median pay for epidemiologists is $78,830 per year.

Both are projected to rise much faster than average through 2031.

Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all undergraduate work.

Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Unofficial transcripts from US colleges and universities can be used in the admissions review process in lieu of official transcripts for this program.

Standardized Test Requirements: Submission of an official GRE exam score is optional. 

Letters of Recommendation: Recommendations from three individuals must be submitted through the application portal.

Prerequisite Coursework: Undergraduate coursework should include three semesters of calculus (differential, integral, multivariable), one semester of linear algebra, and one semester of differential equations. Competitive applicants should also have a semester of either real variables or complex variables, and some knowledge of a programming language.

International Students: Please review the verification process for international transcripts and the english proficiency requirement.

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Application Deadlines

Fall '24 Application Deadline

  • June 30, 2024

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

Students seeking assistantship support should complete their applications by March 1.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. The program does not accept new applications after June 30, 2024, however the program will continue to accept application materials up to two weeks after the application deadline.

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Why Augusta?

Opportunities for financial support through assistantships helps you pursue your degree while providing desirable experience that will benefit you when moving on to your career or a Ph.D. program in applied mathematics.

Being at the heart of the university’s research enterprise puts you in proximity to research being conducted not only by the College of Science and Mathematics, but also the Medical College of Georgia, the Dental College of Georgia, the College of Nursing and the College of Allied Health Sciences.

Small classes and dedicated faculty mean you’ll receive individualized attention.

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Learning Like No Other

The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.