The graduate program stresses both methodologies and techniques of applied mathematics.The graduate program stresses both methodologies and techniques of applied mathematics.

Graduate Study
Master's Degree
Curriculum & Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined on The Graduate School website. These requirements can generally lead to a master’s degree after three quarters of study. Additional information is available in the ESAM department's MS student handbook.

Coursework Requirements

To see a list of coursework requirements for the master of science in engineering sciences and applied mathematics, please see the department’s MS student handbook.

MS student handbook 

Other MS Degree Requirements

Satisfactory progress in the program is determined by department review of course grades and faculty recommendations. The Graduate School requires all students to maintain at least a B average.

Master’s Curriculum

The MS curriculum includes courses that provide a foundation for applied mathematics. Students typically take four classes per quarter to complete the 12-course requirement in three quarters. The following list of courses is not inclusive because new courses based on emerging fields are continually being developed. Special topic courses are offered every year. For more detailed information about the applied math courses taught at Northwestern, view ESAM's course catalog.

Graduate Core Courses

Elective Numerical Methods Courses

Elective Asymptotic Methods Courses

Elective Modeling Courses

Elective Analysis Methods Courses

In addition to these courses, special topic courses, listed as 495, are offered every year. Also, a wide variety of courses in other science and engineering departments may be used for electives.