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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?
- 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.
- Degree candidates are required to successfully complete 36 semester credit hours.
- For a complete list of degree requirements, please see the Graduate Catalog.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
- Required Degree: The applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, science, engineering, or a related field.
- Other Degree Requirements: The applicant must have taken Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, and an upper-division course in mathematics.
- General University Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet university wide requirements.
- Application: A complete Graduate School application.
- Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Resume.
- Letters of Recommendation: 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.
- Statement of Purpose: None.
- Test Scores: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores, not older than five years.
- Other: None.
- Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
Additional Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet international graduate student admission requirements.
Career Options Available
- Academia, industry, and government
- For example, former students work at San Antonio College, Accenture, Boeing, and Census Bureau.