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About this course

The Applied Mathematics Graduate Program (AMGP) at UC Merced offers an interdisciplinary research and training emphasis leading to Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. We offer opportunities for students interested in multidisciplinary projects at the interface between mathematics and life sciences, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences. Training emphasizes modeling of complex systems, scientific computing, and data-enabled science, with application to solving real-world problems.

Coursework will provide a background in the fundamental tools of applied mathematics, including ordinary and partial differential equations, asymptotics and perturbation methods, numerical analysis and scientific computing. Research projects are available on topics ranging from fluid dynamics, compressive sensing, coronal mass explosions, mathematical finance, mathematical biology, nonlinear waves, solar science, and optical imaging of tissues.

Entry Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. This degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent both in the distribution of academic subject matter and scholarship achievement comparable to that offered at the University of California.
  • Have a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) is required.
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores: All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English, must show evidence of having taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or TOEFL-Internet Based Test or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) examination within the past 2 years.