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Program in Applied Mathematics College of Science Florida Institute of Technology

  • Melbourne, FL
  • Private
  • Small
  • 44%56%
    student ratio
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    total students
  • $20,214 | $20,214
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
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  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered


Graduate Programs in Mathematics at a Top Technology Institute

Florida Institute of Technology is one of the top institutes of technology in the nation. In collaboration with government, industry, and other research institutions, Florida Tech is developing solutions for many emerging issues in the fields of applied mathematics, science, and technology.

The Department of Mathematical Science at Florida Tech specializes in applied mathematics, mathematical sciences, biomathematics, and operations research.

High Tech Mathematics Tools

Students have access to 5 labs within their department, as well as many other science and engineering resources. These labs feature advanced mathematics software such as Wolfram Mathematica, MATLAB, The R Project, Sage, and IBM SPSS. The new computational mathematics and statistics research lab includes a state-of-the-art Mondopad, a 55" touchscreen display system for truly hands-on math work.

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Florida Institute of Technology offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Mathematics. The program is highly interdisciplinary and helps students develop a breadth and versatility in mathematics.

Students work with faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students from other engineering and science majors in collaborative research teams. Students graduate with the ability to understand and articulate mathematics as it relates to other fields, giving them an advantage when communicating with research and science funding agencies and employers.

The degree program is flexible, allowing graduate students to also study an area of applied expertise. As such, students complete 6-credit hours in approved scientific or engineering courses outside of the department's offerings.

Graduate students can choose between thesis or nonthesis tracks. In the thesis track, students investigate a well-defined problem over the course of 2 semesters and 6-credit hours.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics

Florida Tech also offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Mathematics program. Most successful candidates have bachelor's or master's degrees in mathematics. However, some have degrees in the physical sciences or engineering.

Just as mathematics is a dynamic and diverse field, Florida Tech's applied mathematics program gives students the flexibility to form a custom-made curriculum based on personal research interests and career goals. As a national research university, Florida Tech is committed to providing the tools and skills necessary to conduct innovative research. Florida Tech's Space Coast location provides students with nearby internship opportunities at some of the most recognizable names in science, technology, medicine and engineering including NASA, Harris Corporation and more.

Florida Tech's Impressive Applied Mathematics Faculty

The faculty members in the Department of Mathematical Science at Florida Institute of Technology are widely published and often well-recognized in their fields of expertise. For example, Professor Jay Kovats has published extensively in the areas of diffusion processes and nonlinear elliptic/parabolic partial differential equations.

Professor Semen Koksal has published her findings on neural networks, biochemical networks, and coral dynamics. She has also spearheaded the UMB-Group, an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the study of math biology.

As a computational mathematician, Professor Jim Jones has worked for NASA Langley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is the principal investigator on the NSF-funded project, MRI: Acquisition of Computational Science and Engineering Parallel Cluster. He specializes in parallel multigrid solvers, particularly those with coastal ocean applications.

Professor Jewgeni Dhsalalow has served as the editor-in-chief of the "Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis" and associate editor for 7 other international mathematical journals. His work in stochastic networks, games, finance, and applications has been funded by the NSF, the U.S. Army, and the National Security Agency. He has published 2 books on queuing.

A Top Technology Institute

Florida Institute of Technology was founded in 1958 to provide advanced education for professionals working in NASA's space program in Cape Canaveral. Today, Florida Tech is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by "U.S. News and World Report," and has been named one of America's Best Colleges by "Forbes."

Several Florida Tech faculty members have received NSF Career Awards and 90 are principal investigators in the institute's well-funded projects. Government, private organizations and industry currently finance $94 million in sponsored research projects.

A Leading Research Center in Florida's High-Tech Hub

Florida Institute of Technology is located in Melbourne, Florida, an hour away from Kennedy Space Center. As a hub of aerospace and innovative technologies, the area is home to many high-tech companies including: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corporation, Northrop Grumman, United Space Alliance, and, of course, NASA. Students are sought for internships and are often recruited by these and other high-tech companies.

Florida Tech boasts 34 research institutes and centers in addition to major laboratories. The multidisciplinary Applied Research Laboratory conducts investigations in advance materials, polymer flammability, neural network-based autonomous sensing systems, lasers and electrooptics, and high magnetic-field physics.

Florida Tech is also a member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), a consortium of 98 institutions of higher learning and Oak Ridge Laboratories, a major contractor for the Department of Energy founded as part of the United States early nuclear program. Through ORAU, Florida Tech also has access to federal research facilities throughout the nation.

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Program in Applied Mathematics

College of Science
Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

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