Feb 27, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

Applied Mathematics (MS)

This program is intended for individuals who are seeking or currently hold positions which involve mathematical applications, or for mid-career people wishing to improve their skills in applied areas. Specific options in the program include: biomedicine, discrete mathematics, economics, finance and business economics, fluid dynamics, numerical analysis and computation, and systems and control. In addition, students may design their own option to suit specific needs.

On admission to the program, each student is assigned an option adviser. The adviser serves on the student’s master’s committee and assists the student in determining the courses of study in the selected option. Courses of instruction are drawn from the Department of Mathematics and other participating departments which include: aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, business administration, mechanical engineering, physiology and biophysics, and preventive medicine.

Additional Requirements

In addition, registration in MATH 594a , MATH 594b  and a master’s thesis is required for all students. This thesis is the end product of a practicum in the selected option. The practicum is supervised by the student’s master’s committee.

For this program students are not required to take the screening examination or to satisfy a foreign language requirement.