Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The next generation of leaders in mathematical and statistical science is being driven by increasingly complex global technology and challenges. The Mines Applied Mathematics and Statistics program is at the forefront of research being used to investigate and find solutions to these important questions. The growing need for mathematicians and statisticians is only expected to increase (up 24 percent from 2011 to 2024) and Mines will both prepare you for a rewarding career in a number of fields and support you post-graduation in your job search.

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Faculty engaged
in 10+ areas
of research

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~$96,000 average
starting salary
(master’s)

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Mean number of
years to earn
master’s degree is 1.5 

Requirements and Costs

 Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Letters of recommendation are not required for current Mines students. 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

Master’s Thesis

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters. No letters of recommendation are required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Not Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

Doctorate

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters. No letters of recommendation are required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Not Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

For All Applicants 

Successful applicants are generally expected to have completed the Calculus sequence, an introductory computer programming language course (featuring C, C++, Java, Python, or Matlab), and the following mathematics courses: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics and either Advanced Calculus/Mathematical Analysis or Introduction to Proofs. Completion of advanced mathematical coursework in Partial Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Mathematical Modeling, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Statistics, Numerical Analysis or Scientific Computing is also preferred. As the graduate program is quite interdisciplinary, however, AMS also encourages applicants from other backgrounds including students with undergraduate degrees in Physics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biology and Chemical Engineering, among others. 

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$17,676$39,618
Fees*$2,520$2,520
Room & Board$17,496$17,496
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$42,473$64,415
**Cost per credit hour$982$2,201

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

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Career Outcomes

  • Data scientist
  • Mathematician
  • Computational scientist
  • Financial analyst
  • Statistician
  • Computer programmer
  • Consultant
  • Educator
  • Systems biologist
  • Computational biologist
  • Mathematical modeler

Degree Options

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics 

Master’s Thesis

  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics 

PhD

  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics