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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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.
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 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
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.
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 Department of Applied Mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology will host Russel Caflisch, director and professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York...
“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.”