Applied Mathematics (M.A.S.)

Applied mathematicians develop and utilize mathematically rigorous methods, modeling insights, and computational algorithms to solve real-world problems from science, engineering, and society.

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Prepare to enter the workforce or continue study in graduate school through the Master of Applied Mathematics program at Illinois Tech. Train in mathematical modeling, advanced computation, and statistics to embark on exciting quantitative careers in business, finance, and banking or in any business, industry, or government agency that relies on large quantities of data.

Gain a strong background in actuary science in addition to mathematical training. Students are encouraged to take the Society of Actuaries’ Exam P, at no cost to you. Our project management, communication, and capstone courses round out the curriculum, providing you with strong professional skills requisite for a quantitative career.  Graduates of the program are working as actuaries in companies such as Allstate and Blue Cross - Blue Shield while others are working for companies such as Walgreens, Sykes Industries, and OYO.

The Master of Applied Mathematics provides the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will open more career opportunities.

Program Overview

Train in mathematical modeling, advanced computation, and statistics to embark on exciting quantitative careers in business, finance, and banking or in any business, industry, or government agency that relies on large quantities of data.

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 33 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.” With a master’s degree in applied mathematics, you will leave the program as a problem solver and quantitative professional ready to meet the demands of the workplace head-on.

  • Actuary
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • Statistician
  • Mathematician

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in mathematics, science, engineering, business, or an equivalent degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.

Applicants a are expected to have taken the following or equivalent courses: Differential Equations, Matrix or Linear Algebra, Probability or Statistics, and a computer programming language such as Matlab, C, or R.

GRE scores must be submitted with the following minimum scores: 304 (quantitative + verbal), and 2.5 (analytical writing).

Any applicant whose undergraduate degree was earned at an institution where the primary language of instruction is not English must submit TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores. 

A professional statement of objectives must be submitted, and at least one letter of recommendation is required.