Applied Mathematics (M.A.S.)

Talented in math? Interested in solving real-world problems? Gain the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to become a highly-valued member of the workforce by earning a Master of Applied Mathematics degree from Illinois Tech.

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Learn the mathematical methods, theories, and techniques you need to innovate and create, predict and solve. Address real-world problems using mathematical modeling, statistics, and computation. Increase your value in industry by demonstrating communication, teamwork, and project management skills. Develop professional competency in actuary science should you opt to take the Society of Actuaries’ Exam P.  A capstone course rounds out your curriculum, providing you with the experience you need to embark on a successful quantitative career. 

Problem-solving is vital in almost every discipline. If you are skilled in this area, you are in increasingly high demand, especially for technology-based jobs in business, healthcare, finance, entertainment, and government. Apply today for Illinois Tech’s non-thesis professional Master of Applied Mathematics program.

Program Overview

Illinois Tech’s Master of Applied Mathematics program provides the skills, knowledge, and experiences to address quantitative challenges in business, industry, 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

Learn more about career paths for mathematicians.

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?

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.