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Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months


This program, a collaboration between Buffalo State and a group of partners from Buffalo and the Western New York area, brings together a diverse interdisciplinary group of active faculty from academia and adjunct faculty and advisory board members from business, industry, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. The goal of the program is to train graduate students for careers in many emerging fields that now demand a new type of workforce with solid and in-depth background in applied and computational mathematics, as well as with effective business and communication skills.

The PACM program consists of 27 credits of academic training in data analysis, mathematical modeling, business communication and management, as well as 3 credits of research internship. The core courses are broken up into 1-credit modules that will be updated as needed to keep the program current. Also this format allows for more flexible scheduling, including night or weekend classes, and summer or J-Term sessions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Continuous Foundations of Applied Math From a Problem Solving Perspective
  • Discrete Foundations of Applied Math From a Problem Solving Perspective
  • Computational Foundations of Applied Mathematics From a Problem Solving Perspective
  • Optimization of Discrete Models
  • Empirical Model Building
  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Eigenvalue Problems
  • Numerical Calculus

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the last 60 credit hours.
  • If minimum requirements are not met, the graduate faculty may grant an applicant conditional admission to the program as a premajor.
  • The following mathematics courses completed: Single and Multivariable Calculus; Differential Equations; Linear Algebra; Discrete Mathematics; Calculus-based Probability; and Calculus-based Statistics
  • Students must demonstrate knowledge of a standard programming language such as C++, Java, Fortran, Maple, or Mathematica.
  • An interview with PACM faculty.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11105 USD/year
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  • National

    11105 USD/year
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  • In-State

    5435 USD/year
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
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