Master of Science (Applied Mathematics)
Program Description:
The Master of Science (Applied Mathematics) Program, or MSAM, is designed for those seeking good
training in applied mathematics. Its curriculum is designed in such a way that graduates of this
program can either work in a research and development institution or proceed to the Institute’s
doctoral program.
Qualification:
Aside from the general requirements for admission set forth by the College of Science, applicants of
the MSAM program must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning,
and completion of Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra courses, among others.
Placement Examination:
An admitted student may be required by the I-Math Graduate Committee to take a placement
examination. Depending upon the result, s/he may be required to complete appropriate
undergraduate remedial courses in the College.
Options for the Program:
The student may apply into the thesis option or the non-thesis option.
Tracks of the Program:
A student has to select a specific track upon application into the program. The tracks are:
Optimization & Approximation (OA), Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations (NADE),
Mathematics in Life & Physical Science (MLPS), or Mathematics of Finance (MF).
Program Requirement:
For Thesis option: 24 units of formal graduate courses, 1-unit graduate seminar, and 6 units of thesis
The thesis option requires a thesis which will have to be defended before an Examination Committee.
Submission of bound copies of the thesis will also be required.
Core Courses: Math 211, Math 220.1 and Math 271
Track Courses and Electives:
• Optimization & Approximation: Math 222, Math 280, and any 3 additional courses of
the ff: Math 288, Math 281, Math 221, Math 250, Math 271.2, or other courses upon
approval of the adviser
• Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations: Math 221, Math 271.2, and any 3
additional courses of the ff: Math 222, Math 228, Math 229, Math 224, Math 281, or
other courses upon approval of the adviser
• Mathematics in Life & Physical Science: Math 235, Math 235, and any 3 additional
courses of the ff: Math 221, Math 288, Math 271.2, Math 299, Math 250, or other
courses upon approval of the adviser
• Mathematics of Finance: Math 265, Math 266, and any 3 additional courses of the ff:
Math 250, Math 288, Stat 225, Stat 226, or other courses upon approval of the adviser
For Non-thesis option: 33 units of formal graduate courses, 1-unit graduate seminar, a preliminary
(written) examination, a qualifying (oral) examination.
Maximum Residence
The maximum residence of any student under the MSAM program is five (5) years.
Disqualification from the Program:
For Thesis option: A students is disqualified from the program if either (1) the student did not pass any
of the courses in a particular semester; (2) the student did not achieve a GWA of at least 2.0 during
the academic year; (3) the student failed the thesis defense twice; (4) absence without leave (AWOL);
or (5) the student did not finish the program within the maximum residence.
For Non-thesis option: A student is disqualified from the program if either (1) the student did not pass
any of the courses in a particular semester; (2) the student did not achieve a GWA of at least 2.0 during
the academic year; or (3) the student did not pass the preliminary examination or comprehensive
examination twice; (4) absence without leave (AWOL); or (5) the student did not finish the program
within the maximum residence.
Program of Study for Thesis option:
Optimization & Approximation Track
FIRST YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Math 211 Linear Algebra | Math 271.1 Numerical Analysis I | |
Math 220.1 Theory of Fcns of a Real Var I | Elective (Allied Course) | |
Math 280 Linear Programming | Elective (Allied Course) | |
SECOND YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Math 222 Approximation Theory | Math 300 (3u) Master’s Thesis | |
Elective (Allied Course) | Math 296 Graduate Seminar | |
THIRD YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Math 300 (3u) Master’s Thesis | N/A | |
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Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations Track
FIRST YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Math 211 Linear Algebra | Math 221 Partial Differential Equations | |
Math 220.1 Theory of Fcns of a Real Var I | Math 271.1 Numerical Analysis I | |
Math 271.1 Numerical Analysis I | Elective (Allied Course) | |
SECOND YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Elective (Allied Course) | Math 300 (3u) Master’s Thesis | |
Elective (Allied Course) | Math 296 Graduate Seminar | |
THIRD YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Math 300 (3u) Master’s Thesis | N/A | |
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Mathematics in Life and Physical Science Track
FIRST YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Math 211 Linear Algebra | Math 265 Mathematics in Population Biology | |
Math 220.1 Theory of Fcns of a Real Var I | Elective (Allied Course) | |
Math 271.1 Numerical Analysis I | ||
SECOND YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Math 266 Mathematics in Biological Processes | Math 300 (3u) Master’s Thesis | |
Elective (Allied Course) | Math 296 Graduate Seminar | |
Elective (Allied Course) | ||
THIRD YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Math 300 (3u) Master’s Thesis | N/A | |
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Mathematics of Finance Track
FIRST YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Math 211 Linear Algebra | Math 271.1 Numerical Analysis I | |
Math 220.1 Theory of Fcns of a Real Var I | Math 266 Mathematical Finance | |
Math 265 Stochastic Calculus | Elective (Allied Course) | |
SECOND YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Elective (Allied Course) | Math 300 (3u) Master’s Thesis | |
Elective (Allied Course) | Math 296 Graduate Seminar | |
THIRD YEAR |
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First Semester | Second Semester | |
Math 300 (3u) Master’s Thesis | N/A | |
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