This concentration focuses on interdisciplinary applications of dynamical systems and nonlinear modeling in biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics. Students with interests in modeling and analyzing real life problems through mathematics will benefit from this concentration. To enter the program, students must possess a bachelor’s degree with a strong mathematical background; furthermore, the admission requirements for the Master of Science degree in applied mathematics also apply with the exception that only one semester of mathematical analysis/advanced calculus (MATH 330) is required.
Advancement to Candidacy
All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees. In addition, the student must have passed a qualifying examination in some programs.
In addition to satisfying the requirements of the Master of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics, students pursuing this concentration must complete
Students must select Plan A (Thesis) and give a public oral defense of the thesis. A thesis normally takes one year to complete and is done under the direction of a thesis adviser. For additional information, visit http://nlds.sdsu.edu/masters.