Applied Mathematics (MS)

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Degree Requirements

Required Courses 130
See "Required Courses" listed below
Master's Project (Optional)
In Depth Courses
See "In Depth Course Sequences" listed below
Total Hours30

Required Courses 

Select at least one course from each category below:
Continuous Mathematics
MA 513Introduction To Complex Variables3
MA 515Analysis I3
MA 531Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I3
MA 532Ordinary Differential Equations I3
MA 534Introduction To Partial Differential Equations3
MA 546Probability and Stochastic Processes I3
MA 551Introduction to Topology3
MA 555Introduction to Manifold Theory3
Discrete Mathematics
MA 505Linear Programming3
MA 520Linear Algebra3
MA 521Abstract Algebra I3
MA 523Linear Transformations and Matrix Theory3
MA 524Combinatorics I3
MA 526Mathematical Analysis II3
Computational Mathematics
MA 522Computer Algebra3
MA 540Uncertainty Quantification for Physical and Biological Models3
MA/CS 565Graph Theory3
MA 573Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes I3
MA 5803

In Depth Course Sequences 

Select two course sequences or three related courses from the categories below:
Analysis Course Sequence
MA 515Analysis I3
MA 715Measure Theory and Integration3
Linear & Lie Algebra Course Sequence
MA 520Linear Algebra3
MA 720Lie Algebras3
Abstract Algebra Course Sequence
MA 521Abstract Algebra I3
MA 721Abstract Algebra II3
Computer Algebra Course Sequence
MA 522Computer Algebra3
MA 722Computer Algebra II3
Matrix Theory Course Sequence
MA 523Linear Transformations and Matrix Theory3
MA 723Theory of Matrices and Applications3
Combinatorics Course Sequence
MA 524Combinatorics I3
MA 724Combinatorics II3
Control Course Sequence
MA 531Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control I3
MA 731Dynamic Systems and Multivariable Control II3
PDEs Course Sequence
MA 534Introduction To Partial Differential Equations3
MA 734Partial Differential Equations3
Probability Course Sequence
MA 546Probability and Stochastic Processes I3
MA 747Probability and Stochastic Processes II3
Topology Course Sequence
MA 551Introduction to Topology3
MA 753Algebraic Topology3
Differential Geometry Course Sequence
MA 555Introduction to Manifold Theory3
MA 755Introduction to Riemannian Geometry3
Modeling Course Sequence
MA 573Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes I3
MA 574Mathematical Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes II3
Numerical Analysis Course Sequence
MA 5803
MA 780Numerical Analysis I3
Three related courses approved in conjunction with the academic committee9

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.


Full Professors

  • Bojko Nentchev Bakalov
  • Alina Emil Chertock
  • Moody Ten-Chao Chu
  • Jo-Ann D. Cohen
  • Patrick Louis Combettes
  • Pierre Alain Gremaud
  • Mansoor Abbas Haider
  • Hoon Hong
  • Ilse Ipsen
  • Kazufumi Ito
  • Naihuan Jing
  • Erich L. Kaltofen
  • Carl Timothy Kelley
  • Arkady Kheyfets
  • Irina Aleksandrovna Kogan
  • Rachel Levy
  • Zhilin Li
  • Xiao-Biao Lin
  • Alun L. Lloyd
  • Sharon R. Lubkin
  • Negash G. Medhin
  • Kailash Chandra Misra
  • Mette Olufsen
  • Tao Pang
  • Nathan P. Reading
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Michael Shearer
  • Jack William Silverstein
  • Ralph Conover Smith
  • Ernest Lester Stitzinger
  • Seth M. Sullivant
  • Agnes Szanto
  • Hien Trong Tran
  • Semyon Victor Tsynkov
  • Dmitry Valerievich Zenkov

Associate Professors

  • Lorena Viorica Bociu
  • Min Jeong Kang
  • Ricky Ini Liu
  • Larry Keith Norris
  • David Papp
  • Arvind Krishna Saibaba
  • Cynthia Leslie Vinzant

Assistant Professors

  • Alen Alexanderian
  • Zixuan Cang
  • Mohammad Mehdi Farazmand
  • Kevin Bryant Flores
  • Laura Colmenarejo Hernando
  • P. Ivanisvili
  • Hangjie Ji
  • C. Jones
  • Yerkin Kitapbayev
  • Tye Lidman
  • Andrew Jason Manion
  • P. McGrath
  • Ryan William Murray
  • Tien Khai Nguyen
  • A. Papanicolaou
  • Andrew O'Shea Sageman-Furnas
  • T. Saksala
  • Radmila Sazdanovic
  • Fatma Terzioglu

Adjunct Faculty

  • Scott Christopher Batson
  • Jonathan D. Hauenstein
  • Patricia L. Hersh
  • John Lavery
  • Jordan E. Massad
  • Jessica Loock Matthews
  • Johnny T. Ottesen

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Elisabeth M. M. Brown
  • L. Castle
  • Alina Nicoleta Duca
  • Molly A. Fenn
  • Bevin Laurel Maultsby
  • S. Paul
  • Brenda B. Williams

Emeritus Faculty

  • John William Bishir
  • Stephen LaVern Campbell
  • Richard E. Chandler
  • H. Charlton
  • Ethelbert N. Chukwu
  • Lung-ock Chung
  • Joseph C. Dunn
  • Gary Doyle Faulkner
  • John E. Franke
  • Ronald O. Fulp
  • Dennis E. Garoutte
  • John Richard Griggs
  • Robert E. Hartwig
  • Aloysius G. Helminck
  • Robert H. Martin Jr
  • Carl Meyer Jr.
  • Thomas J. Lada
  • Joe A. Marlin
  • Larry Keith Norris
  • L. Page
  • Sandra Paur
  • E. Peterson
  • Mohan Sastri Putcha
  • N. Rose
  • Stephen Schecter
  • Jeffrey Scott Scroggs
  • James Francis Selgrade
  • C. Siewert
  • Robert Silber
  • Michael F. Singer
  • R. White