2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Interdisciplinary Applied Sciences and Mathematics, MS

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Program Description:

Interdisciplinary Applied Sciences and Mathematics (IASM) offers a program of graduate study leading to the Master of Science in IASM.

The program focuses on three areas of technological and scientific importance:

1.   Materials and Nanoscale Science and Technology Development

2.   Modeling and Analysis for Physical and Biological Systems

3.  Computational Problems in the Physical and Biological Sciences

Admission to the IASM M.S. program is granted only to applicants who have been accepted to the IASM Ph.D. program.

Admission Requirements:

The minimum admission requirements set forth by the program are as follows:

  • A B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution in mathematics, science, or engineering, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average in mathematics and science coursework, demonstrating a strong mathematics background, with academic training commensurate with IASM focus areas.

Additionally, students seeking admission will be required to submit:

  • Academic Transcripts
  • A Statement of Professional Objectives
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores on the quantitative and analytical portions of the general examination

For international students, a score of 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination, or a minimum score of 213 (CBT)/ 79(IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), will be required.

Program Learning Outcomes:

The IASM M.S. program is structured around the following specific goals:

1.  To prepare broadly trained, scientifically and technologically skilled professionals for careers in applied science in government and industry;

2.   To provide a foundation for careers in basic scientific research;

3.   To provide quantitative tools and knowledge to enhance workplace effectiveness;

4.   To advance knowledge in basic and applied science and mathematics.

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Degree Requirements:

The IASM curriculum is based on three types of courses: Core, Focus Area, and Elective. All IASM program students will take the same Core Courses regardless of the student’s chosen focus area.

1.    Core Courses: MTH 6060 Mathematical Modeling, MTH 6150 Scientific Computation,

2.     Focus Area Courses:6 courses chosen from Focus Area courses, with at least 2 of these courses chosen from an area different from the student’s own focus area.

3.     Electives:2 approved courses, numbered 6000 or above (Please consult the Appendix for a course listing), offered by science, math, or engineering academic departments.  An internship is a recommended substitute for one of these courses.

Students will take 4 courses associated with their selected Focus Area and two additional courses from one of the remaining two Focus Areas. Students will select two Elective courses, at the 6000 level or above, from an approved list of science and engineering courses as designated by each Focus Area. An internship (IASM 8200) will be a recommended substitute for one of these Elective courses. The total required academic course hours for the program will be 30 hours.

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