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Applied Mathematics

University of Massachusetts Amherst

24 months
20380 USD/year
20380 USD/year
9342 USD/year
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The Applied Mathematics program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a two-year professional degree program designed to prepare students in the mathematical sciences for a career in contemporary industry or business.


The students receive thorough training in applied mathematics and scientific computing, exposure to mathematics-related subjects in science and engineering, and experience in a group project. The graduates of the Applied Mathematics program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been successful in securing desirable positions with companies ranging from small, local firms to large, international corporations.

Program goals and structure

The Applied Mathematics is specially designed to prepare graduates for a successful career in today's industrial/business world. Accordingly, the program is structured into the following three components:

  • a core of graduate courses in applied subjects within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics;
  • a selection of advanced courses in other departments including, but not limited to, these;
  • a group project in which an applied scientific problem is undertaken in a colloborative effort.

Student experiences and employment

How is student life in the program? A comradery develops naturally among the students through their common coursework and the group project class, which meets weekly as a seminar and requires joint work outside class. There are around ten students in the program in any given year. This size allows the students and the faculty to interact easily and frequently. Also, the second-year students often share their experiences and contacts with the first-year students.

Where do the graduates go? While a few find the program useful for developing their mathematics prior to pursuing other advanced degrees, most graduates find jobs in industry. Typically, these jobs are in high-technology firms, often falling under the label of software development. Some recent graduates are employed by large, well-known companies: DEC, GTE, Hewlett-Packard, MIT Lincoln Labs, Pfizer. Others work for smaller, local firms, such as Artios (Ludlow, MA) and Amherst Process Instruments (Hadley, MA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos w/ Applications
  • Algebra
  • Complex Analysis
  • Real Analysis
  • ODE & Dynamical Systems
  • Numerical Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We do consider late applications. We accept students in several stages through February and into the middle or even late March, until we have filled our quota.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The University's application form (either paper or online form), with the application fee paid,
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended,
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement explaining the student's interest in pursuing graduate studies in mathematics or statistics,
  • For international applicants: an International Student Financial Statement,
  • The following exams scores: GRE, TOEFL

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4671 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Amherst Center

1228 - 2543 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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