Applied & Industrial Mathematics (M.S.)

Bringing together in-depth study and real-world experience, the master’s in applied and industrial mathematics gives you the knowledge and skills to land top jobs.

Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Applied and Industrial Mathematics?

This program is designed to deliver advanced knowledge and skills in the field of applied mathematics, preparing you for careers in a variety of rapidly growing fields, including data science, data analysis, statistics, business or government intelligence, market research, operations research, and consulting.

In this program, you will receive a comprehensive education in applied mathematics, comprising a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge, with emphases on differential equations, mathematical modeling, machine learning, numerical computations, optimization, and statistical modeling and data analytics.  

Graduates of our program have gone on to successful careers in a range of industries. Past employers of our graduates include:

  • Bolton Partners, Inc.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • the Army
  • the Navy
  • Stevenson University
  • University of Baltimore
  • Wilmington University

and many others.

You’ll select one of two tracks focused on a high-demand area in business and industry:

  • differential equations/optimization track
  • applied statistics/mathematical finance track

Admission and Degree Requirements

View admission requirements and deadlines to apply to the program. View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Professional experience in a two-term internship gets you ready to hit the ground running after graduation. Opportunities are available with local businesses, government agencies and on campus under faculty supervision.

WHY TOWSON University?

Academic Advantages

  • small classes with exceptional student-faculty interaction  
  • hands-on training through capstone coursework and required applied research projects
  • flexible evening schedule accommodates working professionals 
  • opportunities to conduct sponsored research for corporations and government agencies in the innovative Applied Mathematics Lab
  • graduate seminars by faculty that introduce graduate students to topics that present opportunities for research projects
  • a special research prize for an outstanding graduate research project  

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Program Director

Yunwei Cui, Ph.D.
7800 York Road
Room 231
By Appointment
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