Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Our MS in Applied Mathematics program offers a degree in applied mathematics along with specialization opportunities in many areas, including

  • Applied Probability and Uncertainty Quantification
  • Applied Statistics
  • Data Science
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematics of Engineering and Science
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Operations Research

The program provides training in applied mathematics and/or statistics and opportunities for introductory research in collaboration with internationally recognized scholars. Students have the option to tailor their coursework with maximum flexibility or specialize in one of several concentrations of the degree. Students in all areas have the opportunity to participate in real-world research through our innovative Math Clinic and Statistical Consulting workshop. Some highlights of our exciting research projects include evolutionary dynamics, climate modeling, wildfire simulations, machine learning, genetic inheritance and association, optimization in data analysis, and more.

The degree is designed to give students a contemporary education in many areas of data science. In all of its activities, the department embodies the outlook that mathematics, statistics, computing, and data science are powerful tools that can be used to solve problems of immediate and practical importance. Our program emphasizes the training of skills valued by many employers. These skills include problem solving, critical thinking, analysis, facility with data, the ability to process quantitative information, and perhaps most important of all, the ability to learn and master new skills and concepts quickly. Many of our MS graduates have continued towards employment in the Denver business and research sectors and Denver area community colleges.

See our degree requirements section for further information about our concentration areas.​​