Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS)

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This major is for people who love equations and proofs and want to use them to solve real-world problems. AMS is a joint degree that combines the strengths of Emory’s Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods (QTM).

This is a mathematically rigorous program with a liberal arts foundation that will prepare you to follow an enormous variety of career paths or post-graduate study.  


People who know how to look at complex data sets and extract meaningful insights are in demand across every industry. Our graduates are well prepared to go immediately into the workforce or pursue advanced degrees.  

Emory AMS graduates hold jobs at such organizations as Accenture, Aetna, Goldman Sachs, Morningstar, and Union Gaming.

You’ll also find them in graduate programs at Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern, and Rutgers universities to name just a few. 

Learn more about where our graduates go. 

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Example of Major Classes

Day-One Readiness Certificate

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AMS students have unparalleled opportunities to gain real-world experience that supports success after graduation. You’ll have a robust assortment of experiential workshops, team competitions, research, and internship opportunities to choose from – and develop key personal and professional skills in our Day-One Readiness Certificate program.

For your Capstone project, you’ll get to work with a team of your peers and an industry partner to solve an actual business problem.