A student in the applied mathematics track must demonstrate knowledge of scientific computing, mathematical modeling, and differential equations. This includes taking qualifying examinations in the areas of computational mathematics and mathematical modeling, and taking certain courses in these three areas, as specified below.

Qualifying Examination

A doctoral student in the applied mathematics track must take written examinations in numerical analysis and in mathematical modeling, as well as an oral examination in his or her chosen area of specialization. Subjects include but are not restricted to fluid mechanics, statistical mechanics, epidemiology, neuroscience, and more traditional fields of mathematics.

Required Courses

MATH 431 Introduction to Numerical Analysis I 3
MATH 432
Numerical Differential Equations 3
    or MATH 433
Numerical Solutions of Nonlinear Systems and Optimization
MATH 441 Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 435
Ordinary Differential Equations 3
    or MATH 445
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
24 hours of approved courses * 24
Total Units 36


* Must include at least 9 hours of courses designated MATH and at least 9 credit hours not designated MATH.