M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Mathematics

University of California, Merced

24 months
11502 USD/year
11502 USD/year
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Applied Mathematics at University of California, Merced is an exciting, modern and inherently interdisciplinary research area. It encompasses modeling, analysis and scientific computing for real-world problems arising in the natural sciences, social sciences and engineering.


The Applied Mathematics program at University of California, Merced is led by a tight-knit group of young and energetic faculty. We have developed a truly unique learning environment, focused on a deep knowledge of the principles of applied and computational mathematics along with a broad understanding of how to apply those principles for understanding our world. We are enthusiastically committed to training both undergraduate and graduate students in research and education.

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduating, we expect students completing the MS I (with a thesis) degree in Applied Mathematics to be able to:

  • Solve advanced mathematical problems using analytical methods.
  • Solve advanced mathematical problems using computational methods.
  • Give clear and organized written and verbal explanations of mathematical ideas to a variety of audiences including teaching undergraduate students.
  • Model real-world problems mathematically and analyze those models using their mastery of the core concepts.
  • Recognize ethical and responsible conduct and learn how to apply them to research.
  • Make an original contribution to the knowledge in a chosen research subfield of Applied Mathematics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Partial-Differential Equations
  •  Asymptotics and Perturbation Methods
  •  Numerical Solution of Differential Equations 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. This degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent both in the distribution of academic subject matter and scholarship achievement comparable to that offered at the University of California.
  • Have a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) is required.
  • Provide TOEFL or IELTS test scores (international students only). Please visit our International Application Information page.
  • Individual Program Requirements: Please review below any additional requirements imposed by the graduate program you are applying to (GRE test scores, Writing Samples).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Merced

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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