The M.S. program in Biological and Computational Mathematics is a 2-year program consisting of 36 hours of courses. Graduates of the program will be well-equipped to use a variety of methods to construct mathematical models in order to solve real-world problems, especially those problems of an interdisciplinary nature. The expertise of the faculty involved includes many applications in the biomedical fields. The nature and breadth of the curriculum allows students to enter jobs in industry or to enter Ph.D. programs in Applied Mathematics. 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.
Financial support in the form of graduate assistantships and teaching assistantships is available on a competitive basis. These assistantships include a tuition waiver and a stipend.
Ideal candidates for the program have an interest in applied mathematics and have completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a GPA of at least 3.0. Their undergraduate curriculum should include three semesters of calculus (differential, integral, and multivariable), one semester of linear algebra or equivalent, and one semester of elementary differential equations.
Additionally, candidates for the program should be able to provide references from at least three individuals who can address both their mathematical ability and their ability to succeed in a graduate program.
GRE exam scores for applicants will be optional (for the Fall 2021 entry term only) as a consequence of challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The absence of GRE scores will not be considered as negative by the admission committee.