Applied Mathematics (M.A.S.)

Interested in using math skills to solve real-world problems? That’s exactly what you learn to do in Illinois Tech’s Master of Applied Mathematics program.

Discover the applications of mathematical modeling, statistics, and computation used in business, government, and industry. Learn robust mathematical methods, theories, and techniques needed to address real-world problems.

In our Case Studies and Project Design class, learn to approach problems using mathematical, computational, and statistical methods. Subjects range from finance to operations to actuarial science. Follow-up with our distinguished Professional Master’ capstone project, which provides opportunities to expand on these case studies, prepare a final report, and demonstrate the skills you’ve learned through an oral presentation. By complementing your math-based knowledge with communication, teamwork, and project management skills, Illinois Tech’s master’s degree significantly increases your value on the job market and to your future employer.

Overall, the Master of Applied Mathematics provides the knowledge and experience you need to embark on a successful quantitative career. Additionally, you can attain professional competency in actuary science should you opt to take the Society of Actuaries’ Exam P. 

Program Overview

Our Master of Applied Mathematics program provides skills, knowledge, and experience to address quantitative challenges in business, government, and the nonprofit world. The program typically can be completed in 15 months by taking three regular term semesters and one summer semester.

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2018 to 2028, 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. Are you ready?

Learn more about career paths for mathematicians.

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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.

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.

Ask a Professor

What do climate change, finance, data science, sports analytics, engineering, and software development all have in common? They all have foundations in mathematics. Discover how a degree in applied mathematics can open doors to these careers, and many more, by speaking with Professor Igor Cialenco, director of graduate studies at Illinois Tech’s Department of Applied Mathematics. These virtual visits occur on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST.