Master of Applied Mathematical Sciences (MAMS)
Computer Science Option
Overview of Degree This 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 in this program take a core curriculum
of courses offered by the three mathematical science departments from the Franklin
College of Arts and Sciences.
Students complete an interdisciplinary Program of Study which allows
a combination of expertise in computation with a chosen field of
The Program of Study must consist 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 Mathematics Department.
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. As part of the
Program of Study, each 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 may
expect to prepare when employed after graduation.
Admission Requirements All
candidates 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).
Geometry and Calculus
||Introduction to Linear Algebra
to Computing and Programming (alt. CSCI 7010)
Mathematics for Computer Science
Record Examination (GRE) test scores are required
for admission consideration.
3. Three letters of
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.
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
towards 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
School Admissions. Printed information may be obtained by contacting
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.
320 E.Clayton ST., Suite 400
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-4401
All 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. Every Program of Study must include at least one course
from each of the three mathematical science departments cooperating in the MAMS degree program: Computer
Science, Mathematics and Statistics. The core requirements consist of a total
of 10 semester hours and must be chosen from the groups below.
One of the following six sequences must also 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. Such a substitution must be
approved by the student's major professor as well as the graduate coordinator.
Each student will prepare a 3-credit hour Technical Report. This is done
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. Reports are read by a
committee of three, including the project director. The same committee is responsible
for administering the student's final oral examination. The final oral examination
includes a presentation by the student concerning the project, and typically
involves demonstration of software.
Technical Report Copies