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Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Northwestern University

M.Sc.
12 months
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56232 USD/year
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About

The Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics program of Northwestern University offers advanced courses in applied mathematics that prepare students for a career as a professional mathematician in, for example, industrial environments where specialized PhD training is not required.

Overview

The Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics program of Northwestern University is designed for students who want a background in basic applied math skills. The core courses cover key material that is beyond the undergraduate level to improve students' skills and form a foundation for a career in applied mathematics. Students typically take four classes per quarter to complete the twelve-course requirement in three quarters. 

The basic classes focus on both analytical and computational methods in applied mathematics. Our computational sequence of courses will give the student the necessary training to move into positions in industry requiring advanced knowledge of computational methods for partial differential methods, stochastic differential equations, and modern methods in parallel computing.

Preference is given to applicants with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, the physical sciences, or engineering. Prospective students should have completed coursework in linear algebra, advanced calculus, and differential equations.

Career paths

Applied mathematics graduates find opportunities in both the private and public sectors. In the private sector, they are in high demand in financial services, scientific and engineering research, software development, and management consulting. In the public sector, they analyze and develop public policy, safeguard digital resources, and process intelligence data.

By training, applied mathematicians are cross-disciplinary, making them adaptable to emerging new industries and technologies. For example, applied mathematics alum Gwynne Shotwell (MS '88), is the current president of the pioneering commercial space company SpaceX.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics
  • Asymptotic and Perturbations Methods in Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical Methods for Random Processes
  • Iterative Methods for Elliptic Equations
  • High Performance Scientific Computing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an application online.
  • Pay an online application fee by credit card.
  • Submit your Statement of Purpose.
  • Upload your transcript or academic record.
  • Submit your test scores (if required by your admitting program).
  • Upload two to three Letters of Recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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