Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program - University of Maryland

Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation

Progress to Degree

Students in the AMSC program are expected to make reasonable progress toward their degree. In the following charts, a supported student is one who receives funding from the Mathematics Department as a TA, GA or as a fellow or funding from other affiliate units.

Notes:
1. The time limits for support by the Mathematics Department apply even if the student is not supported by the Mathematics Department for some intervening period.

2. In the absence of exceptional circumstances, students that do not pass all three qualifying requirements by the end of the January cycle of their THIRD year will be eliminated from the program.

3. In some cases, upon admission, the Graduate Director may negotiate a slower timetable.

4. For students in the Applied Mathematics concentration of the AMSC program, "qualifying exam" may in some cases be replaced by its equivalent in other departments.

Applied Mathematics Concentration

By the end of Ideal progress To maintain support To remain in program
1st Year Prepare for and pass 2 qualifying exams. Pass 12 credit hours with at least a 3.0 GPA. Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA.
2nd Year

Pass third exam, choose field/advisor, and advance to candidacy.

Pass 1 exam by January, and pass 24 credit hours, at least 15 at 600 level, with 3.0 GPA.

Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA.

3rd Year

Make good progress toward finishing dissertation.

Pass all exams by January, and remain enrolled full-time.

Pass all three exams by January.

4th Year

Finish dissertation, and apply for jobs.

Reach candidacy by March 1.

Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA.

5th Year

Make good progress toward finishing dissertation.

Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA, and reach candidacy.

6th Year

Last year of support eligibility

Applied Statistics Concentration

By the end of Ideal progress To maintain support To remain in program
1st Year Prepare for and pass 2 qualifying exams. Complete STAT 700, 701, 740, 741. Pass 12 credit hours with 3.0 GPA. Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA.
2nd Year Complete both a Statistical Computing course and a Multivariate Analysis course with at least a 3.5 GPA. Complete all core courses and application courses.

Pass 1 exam by January, and pass 24 credit hours, at least 15 at 600 level, with 3.0 GPA.

Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA.

3rd Year

Complete Data Analysis Project, and advance to candidacy.

Pass all exams by January, and remain enrolled full-time.

Pass all three exams by January.

4th Year

Complete practicum, and make good progress toward finishing dissertation.

Complete Data Analysis Project, and reach candidacy by March 1

Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA, and complete the Data Analysis Project.

5th Year

Finish dissertation, and apply for jobs.

Make good progress toward finishing dissertation.

Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA, and reach candidacy.

6th Year

Last year of support eligibility

Scientific Computation Concentration

By the end of Ideal progress To maintain support To remain in program
1st Year Complete AMSC 660, 661, 662, plus one Core Science Course, with a 3.5 GPA. Pass 12 credit hours with at least a 3.0 GPA. Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA.
2nd Year Complete all core courses, including AMSC 663-664, with a 3.5 GPA. Complete AMSC 660-664, each with a B or better, and pass 24 credit hours, with a 3.0 GPA. Complete AMSC 660-664, each with a B or better, and pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA.

3rd Year

Reach candidacy, and make good progress toward dissertation. Complete all core courses, with 3.5 GPA in these courses, by the end of the third year, and remain enrolled full-time. Complete all core courses by the end of the third year.

4th Year

Make good progress toward finishing dissertation. Reach candidacy by March 1. Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA.

5th Year

Finish dissertation during first semester, and apply for jobs. Make good progress toward finishing dissertation. Pass 24 units each term with at least a 3.0 GPA, and reach candidacy.

6th Year

Last year of support eligibility

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