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
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 Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST.
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).
SURE: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Spend the summer with a computer science or applied mathematics research team in a College of Computing Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.
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. APPLIED MATHEMATICS ’17)
Discovering a love of research led Tao Chen to a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and a career in academia.Tao Chen (M.A.S. MATHEMATICAL FINANCE ’12/Ph.D. APPLIED MATHEMATICS ’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 (M.A.S. DATA SCIENCE '18)
By planning together, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Jeffery Mudrock forged a plan allowing him to work full-time while pursuing a Ph.D. and his career goals.Jeffrey Mudrock (Ph.D. Applied Mathematics '18)
A passion for mathematics lead Czopek to Illinois Tech. An eagerness to share knowledge lead to a career.Joanna Czopek (APPLIED MATHEMATICS ’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. APPLIED MATHEMATICS '18)
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“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.”