With internationally recognized faculty and a strong commitment to its graduate program, the Department of Applied Mathematics strives to provide graduate students a high quality education and training in applied mathematics while preparing them for careers in industry, laboratories, and the academic professions.
The department fosters extensive interaction between students and faculty. Currently, the department has 18 faculty and 50 affiliated faculty from other academic departments and colleges. A Ph.D. student can be advised by core faculty or co-advised by an affiliate involved in applied mathematics in many areas of physical, biological, computational, or engineering sciences.
Many of our Ph.D. students have had the opportunity to conduct their research at local world-class institutes such as the National Renewable Energy Lab, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, as well as at other national research laboratories.
Areas of Study and Research
• Computational Mathematics
• Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Biosciences
• Nonlinear Phenomena
• Physical Applied Mathematics
• Statistics and Applied Probability
Requires 30 hours of approved study, at least 18 of which must be at the 5000 level or above in Applied Math and include core courses and application areas. The candidate must also fulfill either the thesis (Plan I) or non-thesis (Plan II) option detailed in the university catalog.
Requires 60 hours of approved study, including the minimum 30 hours of dissertation credit required by the Graduate School. The candidate must also pass three preliminary examinations, satisfy a foreign language requirement, pass a comprehensive examination involving the proposed dissertation, complete a PhD dissertation of original and publishable research in applied mathematics or a related field, and successfully defend the dissertation in an oral examination.
Please upload your personal statement and CV with your application.
Master’s and PhD applicants may be offered teaching or research assistantship support. Research assistant support is usually offered to PhD students after they successfully pass the preliminary exams.
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December 15, 2016
December 1, 2016
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Applied Mathematics
Engineering Center Office Tower 225 (ECOT 225)
Boulder, CO 80309-0526