Degree Requirements

Students with a baccalaureate degree in an area different from mathematics may be admitted and required by the department to take an individually-designed program of bridge courses that may include undergraduate courses before proceeding to the graduate curriculum. Such courses do not count towards a graduate degree.

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics requires 30 credits: 15 credits in core courses, 15 credits in an area of specialization, of which six credits are required and nine credits are electives. Students must successfully complete at least 24 of these credits at the 600-level or higher, and no more than six credits at the 500-level will be counted towards the degree. Specific course requirements depend on the area of specialization. A master's thesis or a master's project is optional. (Advisor's permission is required)

Seminar: In addition to the minimum 30 degree credits required, all students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll every semester in MATH 791 Graduate Seminar.

M.S. in Applied Mathematics (courses only)

Core Courses
MATH 613Advanced Applied Mathematics I: Modeling3
MATH 631Linear Algebra3
MATH 645Analysis I 13
MATH 656Complex Variables I3
MATH 689Advanced Applied Mathematics II: Ordinary Differential Equations3
Required Courses in Areas of Specialization
Select one of the following Areas of Specialization:6
Analysis
Analysis II
Complex Variables II
Applied Mathematics
Numerical Methods I
Advanced Applied Mathematics III: Partial Differential Equations
Computational Mathematics
Numerical Methods I
Numerical Methods II
Mathematical Biology
Analytical Computational Neuroscience
Foundations of Mathematical Biology
Electives
Select three courses with approval of graduate advisor9
Total Credits30
1

Students specializing in Applied Mathematics or Computational Mathematics may take MATH 545 Introductory Mathematical Analysis and MATH 546 Advanced Calculus, instead of MATH 645 Analysis I and 3 credits of elective. 

M.S. in Applied Mathematics (Master's project)

Core Courses
MATH 613Advanced Applied Mathematics I: Modeling3
MATH 631Linear Algebra3
MATH 645Analysis I 13
MATH 656Complex Variables I3
MATH 689Advanced Applied Mathematics II: Ordinary Differential Equations3
Project
MATH 700Master's Project3
Required Courses in Areas of Specialization
Select one of the following Areas of Specialization:6
Analysis
Analysis II
Complex Variables II
Applied Mathematics
Numerical Methods I
Advanced Applied Mathematics III: Partial Differential Equations
Computational Mathematics
Numerical Methods I
Numerical Methods II
Mathematical Biology
Analytical Computational Neuroscience
Foundations of Mathematical Biology
Electives
Select three courses with approval of graduate advisor.9
Total Credits33
1

Students specializing in Applied Mathematics or Computational Mathematics may take MATH 545 Introductory Mathematical Analysis and MATH 546 Advanced Calculus, instead of MATH 645 Analysis I and 3 credits of elective. 

M.S. in Applied Mathematics (Master's thesis)

Core Courses
MATH 613Advanced Applied Mathematics I: Modeling3
MATH 631Linear Algebra3
MATH 645Analysis I 13
MATH 656Complex Variables I3
MATH 689Advanced Applied Mathematics II: Ordinary Differential Equations3
Thesis
MATH 701Master's Thesis6
Required Courses in Areas of Specialization
Select one of the following Areas of Specialization:6
Analysis
Analysis II
Complex Variables II
Applied Mathematics
Numerical Methods I
Advanced Applied Mathematics III: Partial Differential Equations
Computational Mathematics
Numerical Methods I
Numerical Methods II
Mathematical Biology
Analytical Computational Neuroscience
Foundations of Mathematical Biology
Electives
Select three courses with approval of graduate advisor.9
Total Credits36
1

Students specializing in Applied Mathematics or Computational Mathematics may take MATH 545 Introductory Mathematical Analysis and MATH 546 Advanced Calculus, instead of MATH 645 Analysis I and 3 credits of elective. 

Electives are chosen in consultation with a Departmental Graduate Advisor and consist of advanced courses in mathematics and advanced courses from biology, physics, computer science, and engineering, for example. Courses offered by appropriate departments at NJIT, RBHS, and Rutgers-Newark can be used as electives within the limits of the NJIT transfer policy. All elective courses must be approved by the graduate advisor.