The Master of Arts in Applied and Computational Mathematics at St. John’s University is a versatile degree that will allow you to deepen your math and computer science knowledge. It will provide you with a solid foundation in these subjects from which you may pursue further doctoral research or advancement in a range of exciting career fields.
Through the 33-credit program, you’ll use computer programs to solve real-world mathematical problems. You’ll develop and analyze mathematical models of physical and biological phenomena and engineering systems, interpret the solutions of these problems in the context of what they model, and use the results to identify relationships, patterns, and the effects of altering one or more variables or modeling assumptions.
Courses covering such topics such as software systems, computer algorithms, formal language theories, and database management systems will provide you with the research, analytical, and communication skills to succeed in any career path you choose. Thanks to our small class sizes, you’ll receive individual attention from faculty to guide your research and help you make career connections. Full-time students can complete the degree in two years, with classes scheduled to accommodate working professionals.
The M.A. in Applied and Computational Mathematics is a versatile and in-demand degree for employment. Effective use of advanced applied mathematical techniques has become increasingly important in industrial, business, and scientific settings, which rely on sophisticated software to solve complex problems. The ability to construct and analyze specific mathematical models and develop and efficiently execute computational mathematical algorithms is needed in virtually any field.
Once you graduate with your M.A., you’ll be able to pursue further doctoral study in mathematics or find immediate employment related to high growth fields such as: materials science; data mining and data privacy; computer animation and digital imagery; finance and economics; ecology; systems biology; climatology; and epidemiology.
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