Master of Science

Math studentApplied and computational mathematics

If you would like a broad background in the mathematical sciences including statistics, differential equations, mathematical programming and computational mathematics, then consider the Master of Science in applied and computational mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University.

The use of mathematical models to study practical problems is emphasized throughout the program and will prepare you for professional employment in industry or government. By carefully selecting electives, you can also be prepared for further studies in mathematics or to teach mathematics.

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WMU has a new online graduate application system that allows all students (domestic and international) to submit required information into one system. General application information for the University, as well as specific requirements for individual programs, are captured into this system.

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Applicants are asked to include some program-specific information, with a summary for these requirements for the Master of Science in applied and computational mathematics found here. Applicants are encouraged to bookmark this information for quick reference while working through the graduate application process.

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The six-year schedule of 4000+ courses beginning 2017 will help you plan your education to graduate in a timely manner.

Each summer, course offerings are sensitive to sufficient enrollment and availability of qualified faculty to teach them. Thus, courses listed in the 6-year plan may not be offered according to the indicated schedule. Students are advised to check schedules and meet with an advisor frequently for any changes in offerings that might affect their program plans.


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