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Plan of Study

Plan of Study (Breadth requirement for Applied Math only)

By the end of the first year each Applied Mathematics graduate student, in consultation with his/her advisor, should submit a Plan of Study for approval by the Chair of the Applied Mathematics Committee.

In addition to listing subjects to be taken (or already taken) in a major field, this plan should include a few subjects to broaden the student's familiarity with other areas of Applied Mathematics. For example:

  • Methods: for instance 18.305 or 18.306 or 18.335J
  • Computer Science: for instance, 18.405J or 18.415J
  • Combinatorics: 18.217 or beyond
  • Probability or Statistics: for instance 18.615 or 18.655
  • Natural Science: for instance 18.355
  • Theoretical Engineering: many choices from other depts!

Relevant subjects in Pure Mathematics should also be considered. Students are asked to justify on their Plan of Study form why their proposed class list reflects a sufficiently broad sampling of subjects for their proposed area of research.