MS in Applied Mathematics

The Applied Mathematics MS program is unique and flexible, allowing students to tailor their program to their interests.

Graduate Admissions

MS Program Requirements

This 30-point program leads to a Master of Science degree. Students must complete five core courses and five electives. All degree requirements must be completed within five years. A candidate is required to maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average.

MS students must complete the Professional Development and Leadership Course, ENGI E4000, as a graduation requirement.

Qualified MS students have the opportunity to pursue the MS Research Specialization in Applied Mathematics option.

If a student admitted to the Applied Mathematics MS only program is interested in the PhD program, the student must re-apply for admission.

Core Courses

  • APMA E4001: Principles of applied mathematics
  • APMA E4101: Introduction to dynamical systems
  • APMA E4150: Applied functional analysis
  • APMA E4200: Partial differential equations
  • APMA E4204: Functions of a complex variable
  • APMA E4300: Introduction to numerical methods
  • APMA E4301: Numerical methods for partial differential equations
  • APMA E6301: Analytic methods for partial differential equations
  • APMA E6302: Numerical analysis for partial differential equations
  • Students must also take a required Research Seminar course, APMA E6100 x or y

Elective Courses

A student must select five elective courses from those listed below (or any of those not used to satisfy the core requirements from the list above) for a total of 15 points of graduate credit. Additional courses not listed below can be applied toward the elective requirements, subject to the approval of the faculty adviser. *

* Courses from the Department of Economics, School of Business, School of International and Public Affairs, or quantitative courses offered by the School of Professional Studies may not be counted as electives toward the degree.

Computer science elective courses include:

* Industrial engineering/operations research elective courses include:

*Please check IEOR website for registration procedures required of non-IEOR students   
https://ieor.columbia.edu/registration-guidelines-non-ieor-students

Other elective courses may be chosen from other departments in SEAS and Arts and Sciences, e.g., the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistics.

Advising

Have a question? Please feel free to contact our Student Services Coordinator or reach out to an Applied Mathematics Masters only & CVN Advisor.

Prof. Lorenzo Polvani
Phone: 212-854-7331
Email: lmp@columbia.edu
Office: 216 Mudd
&
Prof. Kyle Mandli
Phone: 212-854-4485
Email: ktm2132@columbia.edu
Office: 288 Engineering Terrace