Applied and Computational Mathematics
Graduate Program Coordinator:
Dr. Roman Sznajder
The program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics is designed to launch a career as a mathematical scientist, prepared to engage in the technical work of today’s complex computerdriven industries.
A graduate of the program is equipped with a strong foundation of advanced analytical skills, both in applied mathematics and in computer science. These advanced skills, for which there is a growing demand, prepare the student for a technical career of his/her choice in industry, business, education, or government.
The curriculum of the program is oriented toward practical applications. The mathematics component of the curriculum consists of seven courses in applied mathematics, four of which are required and three of which are electives. The computer science component of the curriculum consists of five courses, two of which are required and three of which are electives.
In addition to the 36 credit hours of regular coursework, the master’s degree program requires each candidate to pass a Comprehensive Examination based upon the six required core courses.
The program offers a flexible schedule of evening classes.
Admission to the Program
The applicant must meet the general admission requirements established by the Graduate School. To be admitted unconditionally to the graduate program in applied and computational mathematics, the applicant must have completed the following courses in mathematics and computer science:
- Calculus sequence
- Differential Equations
- Linear Algebra
- Mathematical Probability and Statistics
- Programming Language C or C++
Promising applicants not possessing the required mathematics or computer science background may be granted conditional admission subject to completion of requirements within the first four semesters. Completion of these requirements is in addition to the regular requirements of the graduate program as outlined below.
The minimum requirements for the master’s degree in applied and computational mathematics are as follows:
- A minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework, as listed in Required and Elective Courses, with an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better.
- Of the 36 credits of required coursework, a minimum of 30 credits must be completed at Bowie State University. Therefore, no more than six (6) credits may be transferred from other institutions.
- All degree requirements must be completed within a period of seven (7) consecutive years.
- Students must pass the Applied and Computational Mathematics Comprehensive Examination. The examination questions are based upon the six core courses listed in Required and Elective Courses.