Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program - University of Maryland

Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation

AMSC Admissions

The AMSC program admits 10 to 15 students each year, with less than 15 percent of applicants receiving offers. The progam encourages all eligible applicants to apply as the program highly values diversity.

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants should have at least a B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in an undergraduate curriculum which includes a strong emphasis on mathematics.

  • An interest in an application area or computational technique.

Suggested Mathematical Coursework

  • Linear Algebra

  • Advanced Calculus

  • Numerical Methods

  • Differential Equations

  • Probability
These courses are suggestions, not requirements. Students without the suggested coursework may still apply.

How To Apply - University of Maryland's Graduate Application Process

The University of Maryland's Graduate School accepts applications through its ApplyYourself/Hobsons application system. Before completing the application, applicants are asked to check the Admissions Requirements site and the Admission Materials page for specific instructions. As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically:

  • Graduate application

  • Transcripts

  • Statement of purpose

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV

  • AMSC supporting documents (as applicable)

  • Non-refundable application fee ($75) for each program to which an applicant applies

The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree puposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the Dean. To ensure the integrity of the application process, the University of Maryland authenticates submitted materials through TurnItIn for Admissions.

Information for International Graduate Students

The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students.  International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.
The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance.  Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents.  Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International Applicants for more information.


Applicants are encouraged to contact the help desk of the Hobsons online application for any technical issues.  For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the Graduate School.


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