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Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Applied & Computational Mathematics (ACMM)


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Advisor: See Mathematics Office,
Room 3319, Everett Tower

Students completing a Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics will have obtained a broad background in the mathematical sciences, including statistics, differential equations, mathematical programming, and computational mathematics.  The use of mathematical models to study practical problems is emphasized throughout the program. This program prepares students for professional employment in industry or government. By carefully selecting electives, a student can also be prepared for further studies in mathematics or to teach mathematics.

Admission Requirements

Entering students are expected to have taken courses in calculus (including multivariate calculus and differential equations), linear algebra, (calculus-based) probability or statistics, and have a working knowledge of computer programming. The courses at WMU which satisfy the admission requirements are: MATH (1220 or 1700), (1230 or 1710), 2720, 3740, 2300, STAT (3620 5600 or 3640), and CS (1070, 1110, 1120, or a CS course approved by an advisor). A promising student may be admitted with some deficiencies in these admission requirements. The missing work then become an extra program requirement.

Program Requirements


The degree is available in both a non-thesis and a thesis option. Students wishing to transfer from one option to the other should discuss this with their advisor.

Non-Thesis Option


1. Complete the following 25 or 26 semester hours of specified courses:


With the approval of the advisor, a student may substitute approved electives for any of the specified courses above which were previously taken.

Select Either:

Select Either:

2. Complete at least 6 semester hours of approved electives


Which are different from the above courses. With approval of the advisor, a student may substitute other courses that are mathematically appropriate for those listed below.

Mathematics

Industrial Engineering

Thesis Option


1. Complete the following 25 or 26 semester hours of specified courses:


With the approval of the advisor, a student may substitute approved electives for any previously taken required courses.

Select Either:

Select Either:

2. A student must successfully complete and defend an M.S. thesis.


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