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.
More in Applied Mathematics
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 ProgramsLearn more about a few of Illinois Tech’s nationally ranked, well-regarded applied mathematics programs:
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.
Bachelor of Science in Statistics
The new Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Illinois Tech is a technically intensive 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
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
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).
Skilled mathematicians are some of the most sought-after talent in today’s job market.
David Minh, associate professor of chemistry, has been awarded a $240,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue the development of statistical methods for studying molecular binding...
A team of students from Illinois Institute of Technology proved its mettle in mathematical modeling last month in a prestigious international competition. The team of Vinesh Kannan (CS 4th year)...
We are introduced to the simple shape of a basic circle as children. However, determining who can come closest to drawing a perfect circle proved far from child’s play for a group of students in...
“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.”