Applied Mathematics

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Professional Science Master: Applied Mathematics - Credits: 30 (program code: 0848)

Program Description

The Professional Science Master's in Applied Mathematics is designed to help develop skills in big data analysis and mathematics for a variety of STEM-related occupations for business, government and commercial applications.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Classes are conducted online with field experiences and internships taking place at the student's site.

Curriculum - Professional Science Master:  Applied Mathematics

Course Credits
PSA 611  Optimization and Operations Research I 3
PSA 671  Advanced Multivariate Statistics 3
PSM 645  Applied Cryptography 3
PSM 675  Project Management 3
PSM 760  Leadership and Professional Development 3
PSM 799  PSM Capstone Course 6
Electives 9
Total 30

Experiential Component

In the capstone course experience, students in the PSM in Applied Mathematics program apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations, gaining experience and confidence in the workplace. Students will effectively manage a project, design a solution and effectively communicate results to business partners and to faculty.


Students in the applied mathematics program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time they are accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

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For Additional Information

Phone: 1-866-595-6348

Program Coordinator

Dr. Melissa Sovak, PhD., M.S. (University of Pittsburgh), M.S. (Duquesne University), B.S. (Carlow University)

Phone: 724-938-4132

Program Faculty

Dr. Mohamed Benbourenane, Ph.D., M.A. (University of California, San Deigo), B.S. (University of Science and Technology of Algeria, Algeria), Professor
Phone: 724-938-4114

Dr. Kaddour Boukaabar, Ph.D. (Bowling Green University), M.S. (Florida Institute of Technology), B.S. (University of Wahran, Algeria), Professor
Phone: 724-938-5858

Dr. Leandro Junes, Ph.D. (State University of New York at Binghamton), M.S. (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellin), B.S. (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia, Medellin), Assistant Professor
Phone: 724-938-1663

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