The Applied Mathematics Graduate Program at UC Merced is focused on applications of analytical and computational tools to solving real life problems. Applicants are expected to have solid undergraduate preparation in the following subjects:
differential equations (ODEs and PDEs)
The minimum requirement for graduate admission to UCM is a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics or related field with an undergraduate grade point average no lower than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. This minimum will be waived only under circumstances where the applicant has demonstrated strong academic skills subsequent to their undergraduate studies.
Past preliminary exams can serve as self-assessment tools for the applicants' preparation in the subjects. Performance on the GRE, accomplishments in undergraduate research, and letters of recommendation are also important determinants of an applicant's potential for success in graduate education and will be evaluated by the admissions committee.
Each academically qualified student will also have a remote or in-person interview with one or more applied mathematics faculty members. Finally, the match of the candidate's skills and interests to applied mathematics research programs will be considered. For this reason applicants are encouraged to contact applied mathematics faculty members before applying.
The early admissions deadline for applications is January 15, annually.
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