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2023/2024 University Catalog 
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Applied Mathematics, Dynamical Systems Concentration, M.S.

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(Major Code: 17031) (SIMS Code: 776316)

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.

500- or 600-Level Courses

The remaining units must consist of 500- or 600-level courses in mathematics or in a related area, selected with the approval of the program adviser.

Possible elective courses include:


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.

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