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Masters of Arts in
Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation
The BGSU master’s program in applied mathematics and scientific computing is built upon rigorous training of mathematics theory and programming practice. At its core are the design of approximation algorithms and the development of error estimation methodologies for the numerical solutions of partial differential equations and other mathematical models.
Students in this program acquire rigorous training in real analysis and functional analysis, while having access to other branches of math courses as well. They also have a breadth of mathematical modeling through the applied math curriculum. Students will have significant practical computational experiences, which will be of great value in further research or an industrial setting.
Students will also find opportunities to apply mathematics in geophysics, finance, materials science, fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, physics and chemistry.
The master’s in applied mathematics and scientific computation is a 30-curriculum hour graduate degree. After a required core of coursework, the curriculum is flexible to allow students to pursue research or professional goals.
Graduation is achieved through successful completion of a master's thesis or passing a comprehensive examination. The written comprehensive exam consists of two three-hour exams based on courses in analysis and applied mathematics.
Students choosing the MA in applied mathematics and scientific computing option are expected to have completed courses in linear algebra, advanced calculus and ordinary differential equations and to have experience in a programming languages such as C, C++, Python, Java or Matlab before (or soon after) entry.
Topics studied include boundary value problems, matrix computations, numerical solution of partial differential equations, optimization and approximation theory.
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Scientific computing has become a "third scientific methodology,” distinct from theory and experimentation. Exploiting this new approach requires (a) sound mathematical training, (b) expertise in the practical aspects of computing and algorithm development and (c) an interdisciplinary, scientific viewpoint which transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.
The rewards are career options at the leading edge of computational mathematics as new applications are discovered and new careers become available to those with the right skills.
The BLS finds the applied mathematics profession is facing a 33% expansion over the next decade, much faster than other careers.
Medicine, engineering, finance, urban development, biology and prediction are just some of the areas that can benefit from scientific computing. The promise of saving time and money by computing rather than experimenting or testing makes this a lucrative career option.
Conceptualizing and simulating complex problems.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The applied mathematics and scientific computational program does not lead to professional licensure.
* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact email@example.com.
Updated: 05/30/2023 03:47PM