The demand for a professional labor force skilled in data analysis and statistical methods, alongside scientific computation and other applied mathematics techniques, and has grown tremendously over the last decade, and all indications are that such growth will further accelerate in the near future. The UB Department of Mathematics Master of Science (MS) Degree Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics provides students with the skills required to enter the 21st-century professional workforce, thus making them highly employable in various industries based locally, nationwide, and worldwide.
Students completing the MS program will have acquired highly marketable techniques involving networks, complex systems, machine learning and data analysis alongside more traditional topics such as probability, statistics, computational methods and other applied mathematics methods. A key component of the program is also an anticipated optional internship opportunity with one among various industry partners.
The MS program includes three flexible concentration areas:
The MS program comprises a total of 33 credit hours, divided among seven (7) required courses (21 credit hours), three (3) electives (nine (9) credit hours), chosen based on the concentration area selected and student’s specific interests, and a final project (three (3) credit hours).
The culminating experience is the 3-credit project guidance course.
Required courses (21 credits):
Track-specific required courses:
Electives (9 credits):
Estimated time to completion:
The MS Degree Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics can be completed either: in 2-years, at nine (9) credit hours per semester; or, in 1.5-years at twelve (12) credit hours per semester.
Assistant to the Graduate Director
Department of Mathematics
227 Mathematics Building, Buffalo, NY 14260-2900
Phone: 716-645-8782; Fax: 716-645-5039