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