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WPI’s MS in Applied Mathematics will prepare you to use mathematics to solve complex problems in a wide variety of fields. You will gain expertise in the mathematical applications most in demand today as you apply your knowledge to tackle challenges in science, engineering, business, computer science, and industry.

Our selective program admits only a handful of students each year, ensuring that class sizes remain small and students benefit from one-on-one interaction with our expert faculty researchers and mentors. You can choose to study part-time or full-time and can tailor your program to match your interests and career goals.

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Curriculum

Through advanced coursework you will gain a broad background in mathematics with an emphasis on numerical methods and scientific computation, mathematical modeling, discrete mathematics, materials science, and optimization. You will hone and apply your knowledge to specific fields through elective coursework in topics of your choice, such as computer science, mechanical engineering, bioinformatics, and data science.

You will culminate your studies with a research-based thesis or project, which may be done in cooperation with one of our many industrial partners.

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Darko  Volkov

Darko Volkov

Associate Professor

Professor Volkov's research is on Partial Differential Equations theory, Integral Equations theory, and asymptotic and numerical methods. He is interested in abstract existence and uniqueness questions as well as inverse problems and their numerical solutions. He has collaborated with geophysicists and engineers to work on problems related to electromagnetic theory, or seismology. He has published over 30 research papers in prestigious scientific journals.

Joseph D. Fehribach

Joseph D. Fehribach

Professor-Mathematical Science

Professor Fehribach has taught and led mathematical research efforts at WPI since 1992. If you are interested in his work, please contact him directly. His research works with Kirchhoff graphs, representing that the null and row spaces of a matrix are orthogonal complements. When the matrix is the stoichiometric matrix for a chemical reaction network, the Kirchhoff graph is effectively a circuit diagram for that reaction network.

Getting Involved

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Getting Involved

Outside of class, you can network with other mathematical sciences students and alumni in the WPI chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Our active group regularly hosts events—from research talks to movie nights—and frequently sponsors trips to national mathematics festivals and competitions.

After Graduation

You will be well-prepared to pursue a career in industry or a PhD program in applied mathematics or a related field. Whatever path you choose, your solid background in applied mathematics will allow you to contribute creatively to some of the most critical challenges facing the world today.