Applied Mathematical Science: Mathematics (MAMS)
The Department of Mathematics has one of the highest ranked mathematics graduate programs in the southeast. It is also one of the largest departments at UGA. The Department of Mathematics offers four graduate degrees: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Arts Non-Thesis (MA), Master of Applied Mathematical Sciences (MAMS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The Department of Mathematics is in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. It is located in Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center which is situated adjacent to the Science Library on UGA’s south campus.
The department offers instruction and research training in the areas of algebra; analysis; applied mathematics; ordinary, partial, and stochastic differential equations; algebraic, differential, and integral geometry; mathematical physics; number theory; numerical analysis; probability and stochastic processes; and topology. Financial aid in the form of assistantships is available to students admitted into the graduate program. This support will be continued for up to six years (five years for students admitted with a Masters degree), as long as the student makes timely progress and maintains a satisfactory academic record.
The MAMS (Master of Applied Mathematical Sciences) program is an interdepartmental program designed to train mathematically skilled students for careers in industry, business, and government. It is designed to produce applied mathematical scientists who can solve quantitative and qualitative problems arising in practical applications (for example, in areas such as computer aided industrial design, operations research, engineering or systems analysis). The MAMS program is intended for people who wish to sharpen their mathematical skills for use in applied situations.
The MAMS degree offered in the Mathematics Department is inherently interdisciplinary in nature. A principal feature of the MAMS program is that the student works on an individual problem. This problem can come from any applied area of study; for example, physics, agricultural engineering, ecology, marine sciences or finance. Some upper level course work in that area may be included in the student’s program of study. The project results are written up by the student in a substantial technical report. The student also gives an oral presentation of the report to the faculty. The technical report should clearly describe the problem, detail the mathematical analysis and results, and interpret the results in terms of the original problem.