Boulder, CO
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
27%
73%
student ratio
88
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 15
fall application deadline
44%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Overview

Master of Science in Applied Math at the University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is the flagship campus of the University of Colorado system and is globally recognized for its world-class research and a faculty that includes numerous Nobel Prize laureates.

Master of Science (MS) in Applied Math program overview

The University of Colorado, Boulder's Professional Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics is designed to give students the technical knowledge and professional skills to be highly successful in careers related to data science, statistics, applied mathematics and engineering. As a part of the 14th among Applied Mathematics graduate programs, students engage in a hands-on, experiential education, with opportunities for networking with campus faculty and off-campus professionals.

The Department of Applied Mathematics is one of the leading departments of applied mathematics in the world. In fact, in a recent National Research Ranking, the department was ranked amongst the top ten in many measures.

Focus areas, certificates, and dual degrees

Students in the program will have the option to specialize in Statistics and Data Science or customize their own educational plan. The Statistics and Data Science specialization enables students to develop the foundational tools needed to analyze and interpret data, including complex and high dimensional datasets.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in the department's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA). Here, students will gain valuable collaboration skills and foster relationships with faculty and industry professionals. Students not wishing to specialize in Statistics and Data Science can forge their own path with a customized educational track that capitalizes on the Applied Mathematics Department's numerous strengths including computational mathematics, dynamical systems, nonlinear sciences, physical applied mathematics, statistics, and applied probability.

Applied Math Curriculum

The MS degree program must be completed within four years of the date coursework began. Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours. At least 18 credit hours must be from APP M/STAT at the 5000+ level. Students must complete a Culminating Experience (CE), such as a
substantial data analysis project, internship or thesis.

Students will have the option to specialize in statistics and data science. This specialization is meant to give students the foundational tools for analyzing data, including complex and high-dimensional data sets. Students are also able to build a customized specialization based on their own interests.

World-class faculty

CU Boulder faculty have both academic and industrial experience. Many are fellows of professional societies, including the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, and the American Physical Society.

The faculty have won numerous awards including: four being named fellows of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, two being named fellows of the American Mathematical Society, two being named fellows of the American Physical Society, two Guggenheim Fellows, American Statistical Association Fellow, Sloan Fellow, and CU-Boulder: Hazel Barnes Prize, Professor of Distinction, winners of numerous CU-Boulder faculty awards, and two distinguished research lecturers.

Financial assistance

CU Boulder offers a variety of financial assistance options for professional master's graduate students. These include loans, grants, military and company tuition assistance programs.

Testimonial

"I love being able to study high level mathematics, work on machine learning projects and look at research questions in statistics all in one day."

Greg Benton, Current Student


Location & Contact

Department of Applied Mathematics

College of Arts and Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Email: amgradco@colorado.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Applied Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 21
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Alternate accepted
    • Doctoral Degrees 1 Foreign Language, Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

44% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 102
    • Accepted 45
    • Acceptance Rate 44
    • Enrolled 19
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 15th Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students88
    • Female Percentage27%
    • Male Percentage73%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students88
    • Part-time Percentage7%
    • Full-time Percentage93%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian61%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races9%
    • Unknown or International Student22%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty21
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage10%
    • Male Percentage90%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchApplied mathematics; wave equations; nonlinear dynamics; numerical analysis; stochastic processes
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,984,174

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