Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS)

Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS)

IU South Bend’s Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS) degree allows students to pursue a focus area in 

  • computer science
  • data science
  • applied mathematics,
  • or integrated

Why this degree?

This graduate degree is designed to meet the needs of those who

  • are already working in the technical or quantitative fields

  • have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, informatics, mathematical sciences, business, STEM, and other disciplines

  • are planning to pursue a Ph.D. program or career in the industry or academia

  • are interested in increasing their skills in computer science or applied mathematics

This advanced degree prepares students to meet the complex computer and/or mathematical challenges they will face in the information age. Once admitted

  • Students earn the degree by completing 30 credit hours of graduate coursework.

    • 24 credits of coursework + 6 credits of thesis; or 27 credits of coursework + 3 credits of project; or 30 credits of coursework + an exit exam

  • Students choose a focus area (applied mathematics, computer science, data science, or integrated).

Program Highlights:

  • Participate in small graduate classes to allow extensive interaction with professors and fellow graduate students.

  • Attend graduate classes that often meet during weekday evening hours to accommodate the schedules of employed adult students.

  • Computer Science focus area students could apply for scholarships.

  • Learn from computer science faculty with diverse research interests including algorithms, software engineering, computer graphics, databases, computer networks, parallel processing, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, computer security, bioinformatics, computer vision, machine learning, quantum computing, and wireless networks.

  • Learn from mathematical sciences faculty with diverse research interests including differential topology, differential equations, dynamical systems, modeling, operations research, simulations, scientific computing, statistics, and group theory.

  • Access to the department's dedicated laboratories running Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

  • Access to IU's specialized research computing infrastructure including IU's Big Red II supercomputer, mass storage, as well as visualization systems.