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Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Karrie JeanPictured | Karrie Jean | M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science | B.A. in Mathematical Science; B.A. in Philosophy, Indiana University South Bend, 2016 | South Bend, Indiana (hometown)
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Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

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Program Description

This degree is offered jointly by the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The goal of this program is to address the needs of people who have work experience in technical or quantitative fields; people with undergraduate degrees in mathematics, science, business, or related areas; or people who simply wish to increase their level of skills and expertise in computing and applied mathematics.

Students work with an advisor to select a schedule of courses tailored to their personal interests and goals. A specialization will be selected in either computer science, applied mathematics, both disciplines, data science, or cybersecurity. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. The emphasis throughout the curriculum is on the real-world problems and applications likely to be encountered in business and industry.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the program are required to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Alternatively, an applicant whose past academic record is not sufficiently strong (e.g. low GPA, outdated undergraduate degree, etc.) can qualify for admission by scoring 150 or higher on the quantitative component of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) under the new GRE scoring system. If GMAT scores of comparable percentile are available, they can also be considered. No specific undergraduate field of study is required. Students with satisfactory competence in undergraduate study of basic computer and mathematics subjects are encouraged to apply. Typically, these applicants have undergraduate degrees in mathematics, computer science, chemistry, physics, biological sciences, engineering, secondary mathematics education, business, economics, and other technical fields. In all cases, students lacking an appropriate background in computer science and/or mathematics may require additional coursework.

Application Procedure

For an application to be considered, the following must be received:

  • Application for admission,
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • IU South Bend application fee
  • Official transcript from each postsecondary school attended
  • Evidence of an earned, four-year, bachelor’s degree
  • GRE scores, if submitted as evidence of academic strength (optional)
  • Acceptable TOEFL scores for non-English speaking applicants (score of 550 in paper-based tests, 213 in computer-based tests, and 80 in Internet-based tests is currently required)

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