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Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Become a leader in innovation in business or tech with a master’s in applied mathematics. 

Technology, finance, engineering — all these high-earning sectors depend on math. With a master’s in applied mathematics, you can become indispensable to employers in these fields and many more.

With this applied mathematics degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, you’ll get a thorough background in key areas of applied mathematics that real-world organizations depend on, such as mathematical modeling and analysis, numerical analysis and computational fluid dynamics, and statistics and data science.

Subject matter expertise isn’t the only thing you’ll gain with a master’s in applied mathematics from N.C. A&T. Our students also graduate with the research, analytical reasoning, and computational skills employers look for. You’ll be ready to start innovating in an applied mathematics job as soon as you complete your degree—100% of our students are employed within one year of graduation.


Why choose a master’s in applied mathematics at N.C. A&T?


If you’re looking for a master’s degree with great value, the applied mathematics master’s at N.C. A&T is an excellent choice. We offer a well-regarded program defined by:

Being a top-earned degree for African American students.
According to Diverse Issues in Higher Education, N.C. A&T is a top degree producer for African Americans pursuing a master’s degree in mathematics or statistics. Not only that — we are also among the top HBCUs in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Extensive lab facilities. Get hands-on experience in one of our many labs dedicated to mathematics, statistics, information technology, and more. N.C. A&T boasts multiple labs for different aspects of applied mathematics, as well as a high-performance computing cluster. Whatever area of mathematics you’re interested in, you’ll find facilities for pursuing research or experimentation.

Opportunities to participate in leading research. Our faculty consists of dedicated scholars pursuing a wide range of research initiatives. Professors at N.C. A&T are conducting research funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DoE), and more. You can become a part of this cutting-edge research while pursuing your applied mathematics degree through graduate assistantship opportunities.

Great value. N.C. A&T is a highly affordable school for both in-state and out-of-state students — and it’s a top-ranked school for social mobility as well. You’ll earn a degree that can open doors to exciting, high-earning applied mathematics jobs.

Dream. Career paths for applied mathematics graduates

A host of opportunities can open for you when you graduate with a master’s in applied mathematics. Graduates with an applied mathematics degree enter fields as diverse as high tech, finance, engineering, government research, and more.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, mathematics and statistics professionals earned $96,280 on average in 2021. Statistics and applied mathematics jobs are expected to grow 31% over the next 10 years — a much faster rate than average.

Examples of applied mathematics jobs include:

  • Biostatistician
  • Cost estimator
  • Market research analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Algorithm engineer

Connect. Applied mathematics faculty

Our faculty [ND1] are dedicated, enthusiastic scholars who are as passionate about teaching as they are about their research. Faculty specialties range from numerical analysis to big data to mathematical geosciences and beyond — all on the cutting edge of what can be accomplished with mathematics.

Many of our faculty are involved in significant ongoing research programs. Much of this research is supported by grants from government institutions such as the NSF, DoD, and DoE, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education. As a graduate student in the mathematics department, you’ll have opportunities to work closely with our faculty on their important research endeavors.

Applied mathematics master’s courses and curriculum


The master’s in applied mathematics typically takes two years to complete. During the course of those two years, you’ll have a great deal of flexibility in what you choose to study.

In addition to foundational courses and a final thesis or design project, you’ll be able take several graduate-level math courses of your choice. Your other classes can consist of any graduate-level courses — whether in mathematics, statistics, or perhaps a related discipline.

An advisor will work with you to help you select courses that will open doors to your dream career. Some courses our applied mathematics master’s students take include:

  • Biostatistics and Health Analytics
  • Mathematical & Computational Modeling
  • Scientific Programming for Mathematical Scientists
  • Advanced Regression Methods for Data Science
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Explore. Scholarships and financial aid for applied mathematics master’s students

At N.C. A&T, we’re committed to providing you with a high-value degree. That’s why our tuition and fees are affordable, making us a top college for students who want to move up in the world. We also provide in-state tuition remittance opportunities.

In addition to our great value and other financial aid offerings, graduate students can benefit from teaching and research assistantships. You’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on research experience while also receiving financial support.

Discover. Programs related to the applied mathematics degree

N.C. A&T offers a lot of opportunities for those who want to apply topics in science and math to real-world innovations. If that’s your passion, you may want to explore these other programs:

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