Applied mathematicians are found where quantitative data is analyzed to make decisions. Prepare for a wide variety of careers in technology, finance, insurance, manufacturing, logistics, pharmaceuticals, and more with an applied mathematics degree.
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There is a growing demand for people whose undergraduate training emphasizes modern applied mathematics. These positions are typically interdisciplinary and focus on a combination of modeling, analysis, statistics, and computation. They are found in such diverse fields as financial services, pharmaceutical research, and municipal administration. Applied mathematicians are found everywhere in commerce, industry, and government where quantitative data is used to make decisions. Illinois Tech applied math graduates have found positions in insurance companies, research laboratories, and internet startups, among other places.
Well-Regarded Master's ProgramsLearn more about Illinois Tech’s well-regarded master's degree programs in applied mathematics:
Discover the best decision-making methods within a problem’s constraints, and identify efficiencies to operate more effectively. The M.S. in Computational Decision Science and Operations Research meets the growing demand for computationally proficient decision scientists and operations researchers.
With three options of study and five specializations, the M.S. in Applied Mathematics degree offers the flexibility to prepare for an industry career or gain a solid foundation for Ph.D. coursework and research.
Learn to solve real-world problems in business, industry, and government through the application of mathematical modeling, statistics, and computation with a Master of Applied Mathematics degree.
Bachelor of Science in Statistics
The new Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Illinois Tech is a technically intense and mathematically rigorous program designed to prepare you for an exceptional career path as a statistician, analyst, or data scientist in business, government, or academia.Learn more
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
Find new ways to solve real-world problems in science, engineering, and society through original, creative research in Illinois Tech’s Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics program.Learn More
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics
The newly revised Master of Science in Applied Mathematics at Illinois Tech is flexible enough to develop your skills for the workforce or to serve as a strong academic foundation for the challenges of Ph.D. coursework and research.Learn more
Virtual Math Tutoring Center
Although RE 129 is closed due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, graduate student teaching assistants are available through the Applied Mathematics Department's Virtual Math Tutoring Center. Get your mathematics questions answered online.
Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to take part in innovative research. Faculty focus on five interdisciplinary areas of modern research with applications in biology, finance, manufacturing, climate change, and weather prediction.
Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus is located just minutes from downtown Chicago, allowing the applied mathematics department to build strong partnerships with financial, technology, manufacturing, consulting, and other companies including CME, Accenture, and IronBridge Capital Management.
Nearly 80 percent of faculty new in past 15 years offer the latest in research and scholarship. Our faculty are active members of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the International Statistics Institute (ISI), and the American Statistical Association (ASA).
After emigrating to the United States, Kabre ran her own business before pursuing a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and a career in academia.Julienne Kabre (Ph.D. AMAT ’17)
Discovering a love of research led Tao Chen to a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and a career in academia.Tao Chen (MMF ’12/Ph.D. AMAT ’16)
Megha Lokanadham says the Data Science program at Illinois Tech covers all the topics that students need to be ready for a career in the fieldMegha Lokanadham (DSC '18)
By complementing his applied mathematics degree with a computer science minor, Kevin Ventullo built a broad set of career options.Kevin Ventullo (AMAT ’09)
A passion for mathematics lead Czopek to Illinois Tech. An eagerness to share knowledge lead to a career.Joanna Czopek (AMAT ’19)
With a combination of theoretical and practical research experience, Xiao Huang can’t find a work problem he is unable to solve.Xiao Huang (Ph.D. AMAT '18)
Skilled mathematicians are some of the most sought-after talent in today’s job market.
By teaming up an Illinois Institute of Technology alumnus with a current student, Professor of Applied Mathematics Fred Hickernell got the help he needed to develop a software library to make advanced...
A chance encounter at an academic conference initiated a new research collaboration, a grant award, opportunities to learn from academics across the globe—and an Interdisciplinary Opportunity Award...
Saikiran Yerraguntla (CS/AMAT ’20) discovered plenty of research opportunities as an undergraduate student while studying at Illinois Institute of Technology, making research an integral part of his...
“The classes at Illinois Tech are exciting and fun. I loved looking at data, calculating statistics, and figuring out how to improve systems. I was also a peer mentor and teaching assistant. It was a fun way to express what I know while also learning about a new topic.”