|Master of Applied Mathematical Sciences
Computer Science Option
Overview of Degree
The MAMS is a professional master's degree program designed for students
who seek a broad training in applied computational/quantitative methods
as preparation for professional employment in business, government,
or industry. Students take a core curriculum of courses offered by
three participating departments from the Franklin
College of Arts and Sciences.
Student complete an interdisciplinary Program of Study that allows
a combination of expertise in computation with a chosen field of
The Program of Study consists of 33 semester hours of
graduate course work. In the Department of Computer Science
Option, the program includes 10 hours of basic core
courses, at least 20 hours of CSCI 6000- or 8000-level courses,
and 3 hours for a Technical Report. There is no foreign
language requirement. To accommodate students with different career
goals, other options are available in the other participating departments.
The program is designed to meet the need for technical specialists
who can use computation, applied mathematics, analysis, and statistics
to solve complex, quantitative, real-world problems. A student
prepares a Technical Report (in lieu of a thesis). This gives the
student an opportunity to apply course work and is intended to
be similar to the type of report one might expect to prepare when
employed after graduation.
A candidate for this
degree must satisfy the following four requirements to qualify
for admission to the program:
1. Prerequisite courses (as
described in the Graduate School Bulletin, or the equivalent).
3. Three letters of recommendation are
required, preferably written by university professors familiar
with your academic work and potential. If the student has work
experience, one letter from their supervisor is acceptable. Letters
should be sent directly from the letter writer or signed on the
back of the envelope.
4. A one-page personal
your background, achievements, and future goals
5. Admission to this program is selective;
students with a record of academic excellence have a better
chance for acceptance. Students with exceptionally strong
academic records may apply for admission to the graduate
program prior to fulfilling all of the above requirements.
Note that some courses have prerequisites other than those listed
above. If a student lacks such prerequisites, they must be made
up. Courses listed in (1) above, additional prerequisites to be
made up by the student, and CSCI 7000 level classes are not counted
toward the 33 semester hours of graduate course work in a Program
Graduate School Requirements
Additional requirements are specified by the Graduate
School (application fee, general application forms, all
transcripts, etc.). Please see the University
of Georgia Bulletin for further information. Detailed admissions
information may be found at Graduate
Printed information may be obtained by
Office of Graduate Admissions
Applications are processed on a year round basis. Students can be
admitted for either semester (Fall or Spring). Please visit the Graduate
School for application submission deadlines.
Room 534 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7402
Summary of Basic Degree Requirements
Degree requirements are described below in four parts: Core Requirements,
Post-Core Courses, Additional Coursework and Technical Report.
Courses in the Master of Internet Technology (MIT) program (CSCI
6390) may not be listed in the program of study.
Students are required to gain some experience in three areas of
study as indicated by the core requirements listed below. In the
event that one of these courses or its equivalent has been taken
as part of another degree program, then an alternative course at
the 6000 level or higher from the same department should be substituted.
At least one course should be included from
each of the departments cooperating in the MAMS degree program: Computer Science, Mathematics,
and Statistics. The core requirements, consisting of 10 semester
hours, is chosen from the groups below.
One of the following six sequences must be completed. A course
counted in the Core may not also be counted in the Post-Core. This
represents a total of 8 semester hours. See the CSCI
section of the University of Georgia Bulletin for course descriptions.
At least 12 semester hours of
additional coursework selected from the above list, or from any
6000- or 8000-level CSCI course, must be taken. Of this, 4
hours must be at the 8000-level. This includes all CSCI
8000-level courses except CSCI 8990. A repeatable 8000-level course
may be listed at most once in the program of study. At most 3
hours of CSCI
6950 Directed Study may be counted in the program of study.
In total, each MAMS student must complete 10 hours of core, 8
hours of post-core, and 12 hours of additional coursework for a
total of 30 semester hours. In
addition, 3 hours of CSCI 7100
must be taken for a grand total of 33
A MAMS student may request to substitute up to 4
hours of coursework from another department for CSCI coursework.
Those who have a special interest in an Applied
Science such as forestry, pharmacy, biology, chemistry,
physics, etc., as evidenced by a bachelor's degree or previous
experience, may request permission in writing to make such a
substitution. The purpose of this option is to make the graduate
more capable in the quantitative aspects of the specialty, especially
those relying on the use of computers.
A student prepares a 3-credit hour Technical
Report, in conjunction with the course CSCI
7100 Technical Report, with a designated faculty member serving
as the director. As a rule, projects involve the creation of software,
including explicit statement of purpose, appropriate explanation,
and documentation. The final oral examination includes a presentation
by the student concerning the project, and typically involves demonstration