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.

We welcome applicants and students from all over the world.  Due to the timing required to process and obtain student visas, international applicants requiring a student visa are strongly encouraged to complete their application and submit all official supplemental materials and documents as early as possible, but no later than February 28.  While there is no guarantee that this will allow sufficient timing for processing and for applicants to obtain a student visa for fall entry, applicants completing application files after this date may be at a higher risk of not having sufficient time to obtain their visa in time for fall 2022 enrollment.