The department has 13 full-time faculty members, plus several more who are affiliated with other departments across McCormick. The department has 13 full-time faculty members, plus several more who are affiliated with other departments across McCormick.

Graduate Study

The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics offers two graduate programs in engineering sciences and applied mathematics: a master of science program and a doctoral program. Qualified students with backgrounds in engineering, mathematics, or science are eligible for admission to either program.

Not all of our incoming graduate students have a bachelor of science in math. Many have degrees in engineering or science. The first-year courses are designed in such a way that a common applied math background is formed for all the students, regardless of their undergraduate background.

Degrees

We offer the following graduate degrees through Northwestern University’s Graduate School:

Master of Science (MS) in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Faculty Research

The applied mathematics faculty is involved in research that utilizes and invents a variety of mathematical methods associated with asymptotic analysis, bifurcation theory, graph theory, numerical analysis, optimal control, ordinary and partial differential equations, probability and statistics, singular perturbations, stability theory, and stochastic processess.

These methods are employed in the investigation of problems arising in areas
 like biomechanics, fluid mechanics, geophysics, materials science, molecular biology, neurobiology, solid mechanics, statistical mechanics, and wave phenomena, to name a few.

Affiliated Graduate Program

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) at Northwestern University is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental degree granting graduate program. The TAM graduate program is flexible and adaptable to the specific needs and abilities of the students. Students can take a balanced set of courses offered by the participating departments. Both master’s and PhD degrees are offered.