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Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Program Details

The online MS in Applied Mathematics degree program from the University of Washington offers students a thorough grounding in mathematical methods that underlie the physical, engineering, and biological sciences. The curriculum covers:

  • Mathematical Methods: applied analysis, asymptotics, dynamics, optimization
  • Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing
  • Climate Modeling: atmospheric dynamics, global warming
  • Mathematical Biology: biochemistry, ecology, neuroscience
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Nonlinear Waves & Coherent Structures: lasers, nonlinear optics, water waves 


  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher over the last 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) of undergraduate work
  • Unofficial transcripts from every college or university where the applicant has earned a degree or taken relevant coursework
  • List of previous schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • GRE scores (regular test only)

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities