New Mexico Tech
Socorro, NM 87801
MS in Mathematics with Emphasis in
at New Mexico Tech
Industry and business provide many areas for the application of advanced mathematics, and many possiblities for mathematicians to make significant contributions. According to "The SIAM Report on Mathematics in Industry", Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1995, industry is looking for mathematicians for their
- skills in abstraction, analysis of structure, and logical thinking
- expertise in formulating and solving problems
Some of the skill needed for a mathematician to contribute in industry include
- modeling and problem solving
- interest in and knowledge of applications
- communication skills
- working with others
Our program at New Mexico Tech is designed to prepare students in these areas.
The degree program includes courses in mathematical modeling, core industrial mathematics courses, and a concentration in some particular field. Part of the degree requirements is a one semester (normally summer) internship. The student will spend the term working in an industrial setting, using their knowledge of modeling and mathematical analysis. The internship is an important part of an industrial math degree.
The Industrial Math Group, consisting of faculty in the applied mathematics and Operations Research, oversees the program.