Industrial Mathematics This is a Track

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College : Sciences Degree :MS
Department : Mathematics Option : Nonthesis
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The Industrial Mathematics track in the Mathematical Science MS program prepares graduate students to pursue careers in industry by providing them with high quality professional training in branches of mathematics valuable to high-technology industries. This track has three components: training in the necessary mathematics to pursue a career in industrial mathematics, professional training to prepare for the environment of the industrial workplace, and a required experiential component.


The program consists of 36 credit hours of courses and internship. Students will work with an adviser to design a program of study, which will be presented to the program director for approval. If a student has an industrial sponsor, the student's program of study will be developed in consultation with a representative from his sponsoring company. Students are expected to obtain hands-on experience. The capstone requirement for this track is fulfilled by students completing an experiential learning requirement (3 credit hours). At least one-half of the program courses must be taken at the 6000 level.
Total Credit Hours Required:
36 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree


The following courses are required as prerequisites to this track: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I, II, and III; Differential Equations; Linear and Matrix Algebra (or a course equivalent); proficiency in a computer language (C or MatLab); Advanced Calculus and Statistics.

Required Courses—24 Credit Hours

  • MAP 5117 Mathematical Modeling I (3 credit hours)
  • MAP 6385 Applied Numerical Mathematics (3 credit hours)
  • MAP 6111 Mathematical Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • MAT 5712 Scientific Computing (3 credit hours)
  • MAS 5145 Advanced Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory (3 credit hours)
  • MAA 5228 Analysis I (3 credit hours)
  • MAP 6207 Optimization Theory (3 credit hours)
  • MAA 6508 Hilbert Spaces with Applications (3 credit hours)

Mathematics Restricted Electives—3 Credit Hours

Student take one of the following courses:

  • MAD 5205 Graph Theory I (3 credit hours)
  • MAP 5336 Ordinary Differential Equations and Applications (3 credit hours)
  • MAP 6356 Partial Differential Equations (3 credit hours)

Professional Development Restricted Electives—6 Credit Hours

Students take two of the following courses:

  • COM 6047 Interpersonal Support in the Workplace (3 credit hours)
  • GEB 5516 Technological Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)
  • GEB 6115 Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)
  • GEB 6116 Business Plan Formation (3 credit hours)
  • GEB 6518 Strategic Innovation (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 5867 Small Business Consulting (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior and Development (3 credit hours)

Experiential Requirement—3 Credit Hours

Students will demonstrate experience in the application of mathematics to industrial problems. This demonstration can be accomplished through the satisfactory completion of an industrial internship (MAP 6946), satisfactory performance at an approved workshop in industrial mathematics (MAP 6946), or through passing with a grade of "B" (3.0 grade point average) or better MAP 6168 Mathematical Modeling II. Students are required as part of the experiential requirement to deliver an oral presentation on the experience. Students are very strongly encouraged to fulfilll this requirement through an internship experience.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
  • A working knowledge of undergraduate calculus, differential equations, linear algebra (or matrix theory), and maturity in the language of advanced calculus (at the level of MAA 4226).

Students who find they are not adequately prepared in one or more of the required mathematical subject areas can select appropriate courses from the undergraduate curriculum to make up such deficiencies. Such courses, unless specially approved, will not count toward the graduate degree. Applicants not qualified for regular status may be admitted initially to the university in a nondegree-seeking status. Transfer of credits from other programs will be considered on a course-by-course basis.

Meeting minimum UCF admission criteria does not guarantee program admission. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant's abilities, past performance, recommendations, match of this program and faculty expertise to the applicant's career/academic goals, and the applicant's potential for completing the degree.

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be submitted by the appropriate deadline listed below.

Industrial Mathematics *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15Jul 15Dec 1Apr 15
International Applicants Jan 15Jan 15Jul 1Nov 1
International Transfer Applicants Jan 15Mar 1Sep 1Dec 15
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.