Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

The MS in Applied Mathematics program (MSAM) at St Thomas University is a three semester program which provides outstanding training on many different aspects of Applied Mathematics. The MS degree can be obtained in 3 semesters (fall, spring and summer semesters) with 3 courses each semester.

Applied mathematics deals with the use of mathematical concepts and techniques in various fields of science and engineering. Historically, mathematics was first applied with great success in astronomy and mechanics. It then developed into a main tool of physics, other physical sciences, and engineering. It is now important in all over natural sciences, social sciences, computer sciences and even in financial fields. With the coming-of-age of the computer, applied mathematics has transcended its traditional style and now assumes an even greater importance and a new vitality. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary trainings are essential in applied mathematics, and St Thomas University School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management follows this method. MSAM at St. Thomas University is oriented toward applied mathematics with concentration in mathematical methods in biomathematics, environmental mathematics and applied physics aiming at enhancing skills in mathematical modeling, computer simulations and theoretical foundations of applied mathematics. The MSAM will offer students a unique opportunity to grasp deeper understanding of theory and practice in the field, and to encounter the vital process of applied research. Through activities, such as a regular colloquium series and seminars, developed in close collaboration with other scientific programs within St. Thomas University, students are exposed to the latest innovations in the applied mathematics.

The students will enjoy the freedom to choose the classes based on their needs and interests. The modest size of the program ensures active interaction with the faculty members. For MSAM students, teaching assistantships and scholarships are available on a merit basis.

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The graduates will be able to find work in the engineering field or continue their education in graduate school or professional tracks such engineering.


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