Master's Degree

Applied Mathematics - Industrial Mathematics (M.S.)

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Master of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics–Industrial Mathematics is designed to provide students the opportunity for advanced training in marketable areas of Applied Mathematics, using research to solve real-world problems in the field of Applied Mathematics, and with preparation for leadership positions in the field. In order to provide students with advanced training in marketable areas, 24 semester credit hours of graduate mathematics courses and 3 semester credit hours of a course in the Colleges of Sciences or Engineering are required. Research exposure to and experience with real-world problems will be provided by enrollment in AIM 6943 Internship and Research Project. This course introduces students to research problems in the field as well as the opportunities to solve a real-life problem in an industrial setting. Students will prepare for leadership positions in the field by taking two courses in communication, leadership, and/or basic business practices.

Why pursue an M.S. in Applied Mathematics- Industrial Mathematics at UTSA?

  • Internship
  • Study real-world problems
  • Interdisciplinary program
  • Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine acknowledged UTSA as one of the nation’s “top STEM degree producers” in August 2013. UTSA’s Mathematics and Statistics programs were ranked 12th nationally for the number of master’s degrees awarded to minority students during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Degree Requirements: Degree candidates are required to successfully complete 36 semester credit hours.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the degree program for the M.S. in Applied Mathematics–Industrial Mathematics, applicants must satisfy the University-wide requirements for admission to graduate programs. The applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, science, engineering, or a related field and must have taken Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, and an upper-division course in mathematics. The applicant must submit a résumé, scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and three letters of reference from qualified scientists, mathematicians, or supervisors that can certify their ability to pursue studies in applied mathematics at the Master's level.

Graduate Studies Application: Yes

Department Application: No

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended.  All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.

Test Scores: GRE scores

Resume or CV: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3 letters required

Statement of Purpose: No

Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet

Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5

Additional Requirements:  International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.


Application Deadline Dates

Domestic Applicants (Citizens and Permanent Residents):

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 1
  • Fall: July 1

International Applicants:

  • Spring: September 1
  • Summer: March 1
  • Fall: April 1

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Youn-Min Chou, Ph.D.
Telephone: (210) 458-5552

For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.

Degree Catalog

Degree Website:

Program Flyer

Career Options Available

  • Academia, industry, and government
  •  For example, former students work at San Antonio College, Accenture, Boeing, and Census Bureau.

Funding Opportunities

Course Scheduling and Offerings

  • This program is housed on UTSA’s Main campus.
  • Almost all courses are offered on M-Th from 4 pm to 8:45 pm.