The Master of Science degree offered by our department is valued very highly. Most of our students obtain the degree in one year, allowing them to move on to the next stage of their career swiftly. For some students, the Master of Science degree is a pathway toward a doctoral program.
In the last five years, 90 students* have graduated from our Applied Mathematics on-campus Master of Science program. Of those students, at least 30 went on to pursue a doctoral program. Below, you will a sample of the institutes attended.
|Institute||Department or Unit|
|University of British Columbia||Mathematics|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Mathematics|
|Cornell University||Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|University of Houston||Mathematical Finance|
|University of Illinois||Applied Mathematics|
|University of Maryland||Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and
|Northwestern University||Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics|
|Penn State||Computational and Applied Mathematics|
|Tufts University||Mechanical Engineering|
|University of Washington||Applied Mathematics; Computer Science &
Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Industrial
& Systems Engineering
Others have gone into industry; here is a look at various positions obtained by our graduates.
|Allen Institute for Brain Science||Data Analyst|
|Amazon Web Services||Associate Solutions Architect|
|Boeing||Applied Statistician; Applied Mathematician|
|CenturyLink||Consumer Markets Analyst|
|Conversant Media||Associate Analyst|
|Halliburton||Machine Learning Engineer|
|North Seattle Community College||Adjunct Faculty|
|Pacific Northwest National Laboratory||Data Scientist|
|The Mind Research Network||Research Assistant|
|University of Washington||Research Technologist; STEM Instructor|
* student numbers and examples exclude concurrently enrolled students and PhD students who earned the master's en route to the doctoral degree
UW Career & Internship Center
The Career & Internship Center is a valuable resource open to current UW students and UW Alumni. Services include workshops and career fairs, resume help, and the job search tool known as Handshake.
LinkedIn facilitates the ability for students to search and connect with UW Alumni. Be sure to check out where our alumni work, noting the variety of career options.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) provides a helpful resource on careers for applied mathematicians. They explore the types of problems applied mathematicians may work on, and introduce you to growing fields in industry.