About Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Bridging the Gap Between Academic Theories and Real Life Business Needs
IU South Bend’s Master of Science in AMCS allows students to pursue a concentration in computer science, applied mathematics, or both. This graduate degree is designed to meet the needs of
- those who are already working in the technical or quantitative fields
- those who have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, informatics, mathematical sciences, business, or other disciplines
- those who are planning to pursue a Ph.D. program or career in academia
- those who 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 today’s changing, high-tech business environment. Once admitted
- Students earn a master’s degree by completing 30 credit hours of graduate coursework. Receive 6 hours of credit for writing a thesis and complete 24 additional credits of coursework to finish the master’s degree; Or 3 hours of credit for doing a project and complete 27 additional credits of coursework; Or choose the non-thesis option that requires 30 hours of coursework credits and an exit exam, if preferred.
- Students choose a concentration (applied mathematics or computer science or both). If a single area of focus is sought, the student must complete at least 21 graduate credit hours in the specified discipline.