The Graduate Certificate in Applied Mathematics is designed to enhance training in various aspects of applied mathematics.   It is intended for students who are currently pursuing a graduate degree in a discipline outside of the Mathematics Department, or for students who wish to pursue the certificate as a stand-alone program.      

Admission to Graduate Studies

An applicant seeking to pursue graduate study in the College may be admitted as either a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student. Policies and procedures of Graduate Studies govern the process of Graduate admission. These may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.

Please consult the Departments & Programs section of the online catalog for information regarding program-specific admissions criteria and requirements. Special admissions requirements pertain to Interdisciplinary Studies degrees, which may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.

Completion of two MATH graduate courses from those listed in the Certificate Requirements, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. These courses can then count towards the 12 credits required for the certificate.  Current KU graduate students as well as those who successfully complete the two-course admission requirement as non-degree seeking students are eligible to apply.  

Please see the Admission to Graduate Study policy for information on admission requirements.  Applications may be submitted at

The proposed certificate requires the completion of four courses from the following list: 

MATH 601Algebraic Coding Theory3
MATH 605Applied Regression Analysis3
MATH 611Time Series Analysis3
MATH 630Actuarial Mathematics3
MATH 647Applied Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 648Calculus of Variations and Integral Equations3
MATH 650Nonlinear Dynamical Systems3
MATH 724Combinatorial Mathematics3
MATH 725Graph Theory3
MATH 727Probability Theory3
or MATH 627 Probability
MATH 728Statistical Theory3
or MATH 628 Mathematical Theory of Statistics
MATH 750Stochastic Adaptive Control3
MATH 781Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 782Numerical Analysis II3
MATH 783Applied Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 865Stochastic Processes I3
MATH 866Stochastic Processes II3
MATH 881Advanced Numerical Linear Algebra3
MATH 882Advanced Numerical Differential Equations3

Other courses (600 level or above) may be substituted with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.  At least two courses must be at the 700 level or above. Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.