WPI’s MS in Applied Mathematics will prepare you to use mathematics to solve problems and fuel innovations in a variety of fields. You will gain expertise in the mathematical applications most in demand today as you make important interdisciplinary connections.

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 such topics as computer science and mechanical engineering, as well as a capstone project with one of our industrial partners.

Average Starting Salary

WPI Graduates:

  • Bachelor's: N/A
  • Master's: $74,500
  • PhD: N/A

Average National Starting Salary (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes152021.htm) $56,200

Average National Starting Salary reported by the NACE Salary Survey: $111,875

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Companies That Have Hired WPI Applied Mathematicians

  • Alphatech
  • Guoyuan Securities Corporation
  • Mathworks
  • Microsoft
  • National Security Agency
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Raytheon
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Sample Job Titles

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Lead Senior Distribution Planning Engineer
  • Professor
  • Solutions Architect
  • Staff Scientist

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Sample Graduate Schools

  • Courant Institute
  • New York University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Sample Professional Associations and Clubs

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Popular Industries for Applied Mathematicians

  • Electronics and computer manufacturing
  • Engineering firms
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Research and academia

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