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

Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation

Applied Mathematics Preliminary Requirements

The student must fulfill the below three requirements in accordance with a Study Plan approved by the AMSC Graduate Committee.

If the student deviates from a previously approved Study Plan, the student must submit a revised Study Plan to the Graduate Committee for approval before applying for candidacy.

I. Course Distribution Requirements

The student must have at least 35 graduate course credits that must be distributed as follows:
  • At least 18 of the 35 credits must be in courses with primarily mathematical content. Of these 18 credits, at least 9 must be at the 600-800 level; 3 must be a course in numerical analysis with a grade of B or better.

  • For the area of application, the student must have either 6 credits at the 600-800 level or 9 credits, at least 3 of which are at the 600-800 level.

  • Nine credits of elective coursework which shall be chosen by the student with the approval of his or her Study Advisory Committee.

  • 2 credits of Applied Math or appropriate seminar offered by a participating department.
No course may be used to meet both of the above requirements. Most courses clearly fall into either one category or the other; if a question does arise, it is the function of the Graduate Committee to decide the category into which a given course is to be placed.

II. Qualifying Exam Requirements

The student must meet three qualifying exam requirements at a Ph.D. level.

III. Seminar Requirements

The student must take two approved one-credit seminar courses.

The purpose of this seminar requirement is to acquaint students with a variety of applications of mathematics and to provide some experience in lecturing on these applications. One-credit seminar courses include:

  • the Applied Mathematics Seminar (AMSC 699);

  • an approved RIT course (AMSC 689);

  • an appropriate seminar offered by a participating department.

To receive credit, the student is expected to attend the seminar regularly and to give at least one half-hour talk on an application of mathematics. If the student decides to take a seminar course in a participating department, he or she must have prior consent of the Director. The faculty member in charge of the seminar must attest that the requirements listed above have been met.


Applied Mathematics

Applied Statistics

Scientific Comptuation

Applied Mathematics Concentration

AM Overview

AM Doctorate

AM Master's (Without Thesis)

AM Master's (With Thesis)

AM Qualifying Exam Requirements

AM Qualifying Exam Requirements

AM Application Area Qualifying Exam


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