Applied Math Graduate Program

The Master of Science in Mathematics with option in Applied Mathematics Program at California State University, Long Beach, is an academic degree program which trains students in applied math methods with strong emphasis on computational skills.

There are ten full-time faculty members who are teaching courses in this program. The course titles are:

  • Introduction to Numerical Analysis
  • Intermediate Numerical Analysis
  • Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
  • Fourier Analysis
  • Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mathematical Optimization
  • Finite Element Method
  • Matrix Method in Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition
  • Applied Analysis
  • Applied Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Advanced Scientific Computing
  • Calculus of Variations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Advanced Mathematical Modeling

The degree is granted to students who complete 30 units of course work and either pass two comprehensive examinations or fulfill the thesis/project requirement. Typically, the degree is obtained in five semesters.

Upon completion of the program, students seek jobs in industry, government or academia. Some of the graduates continue on for a Ph.D. in other universities.