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Master of Science in Mathematics - Option in Applied Mathematics

Prerequisites

1. A bachelor's degree in mathematics, physics, or engineering, or a bachelor's degree with at least 24 upper division units in mathematics from an accredited college or university.

2. A grade of "C" or better in MATH 247, MATH 323, MATH 361A/B, MATH 364A, and 380, or their equivalents. Deficiencies will be determined by the Graduate Advisor.

Advancement to Candidacy

In addition to University requirements, the student must have completed all prerequisite courses listed above, with no grade less than "C". Students must have fulfilled the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) and should file for Advancement upon completion of at least six units (and no more than nine units) on the program, with at least a 3.0 GPA. Program of study must be approved by the appropriate Graduate Advisor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Chair, Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics or designee.

Requirements

1. A minimum of 30 graduate and upper division units approved by the Graduate Advisor, and including:

  • A. Three of the following courses:
    • MATH 563, MATH 570, MATH 576 and MATH 579.
  • B. Three additional courses selected from:
    • MATH 520, MATH 521, MATH 564, MATH 573, MATH 574, MATH 575, MATH 577, MATH 578, and the course in 1.A not used to satisfy that requirement.

2. Complete one of the following:

  • A. Pass a comprehensive written examination in two subjects of Applied Mathematics. Specific requirements for passing of the comprehensive examinations can be found on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website at www.csulb.edu/depts/math.
  • B. Subject to the approval of the Applied Mathematics Committee in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, write a thesis in applied mathematics and defend it orally.
  • C. Subject to the approval of the Applied Mathematics Committee in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, complete a non-proprietary applied mathematics thesis project with a local company under the guidance of a faculty advisor in applied mathematics and a project leader from the company. Write a final report on the thesis project and its outcomes, and defend it orally. Specific requirements for completion of the thesis project can be found on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website at www.csulb.edu/depts/math.

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