2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Mathematics, MS

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The graduate program in applied mathematics is designed to equip students with the skills, tools, and understanding necessary for excellence in the application of mathematics to a variety of real-world problems. While some students may pursue this program to enhance their preparation for teaching at the secondary or post-secondary levels, the curriculum is designed to provide a broad introduction to mathematical methods used in various sectors of industry.

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics Admission Requirements

Admission standards for Graduate Studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific application requirements for the Graduate Program in Applied Mathematics are:

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 GPA for conditional admission
    • Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be considered for admission with the presentation of a minimum score of 700 on the Mathematics Subject Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  2. Prerequisites
    • Multivariable Calculus
    • Differential Equations
    • Linear Algebra
    • Probability and Statistics
  3. Two Recommendations completed on forms provided, from sources who can address your potential for success. At least one recommendation should be from a professor or instructor. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations.
  4. Comprehensive Essay of at least 300 words that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Experiences that have directed your interest toward applied mathematics
    • Applications of mathematics that excite you
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
  5. Successful interview with the Director of the Graduate Program in Applied Mathematics

Program Requirements (32 units)

The masters in Applied Mathematics degree program is tailored for students who wish to apply mathematical techniques to life and social sciences, with an emphasis on solving new problems in a rapidly changing world. Students will be academically prepared to join and significantly contribute to a competitive work force or pursue a PhD in mathematical sciences. Students will learn to seek solutions to world problems that are ingrained in a Christian-framed compassion for a world in desperate need of Christ.

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