I'm a mechanical engineering and math double major in my last year of undergrad and planning on going to grad school next year.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My question: Given that I want to work in industry/the private sector after grad school, how do masters degrees in applied mathematics stack up to masters degrees in engineering (specifically mechanical or electrical) from an employer's perspective?

I'm very mathematically inclined and generally pretty academic in temperment, which is why I want to continue my education. However, I realize that my chances of becoming a professor are naught, and furthermore I don't even know if I would want to be a career academic, so I want to take a course that will give me lots of options. Currently I'm under the impression that masters degrees in engineering enable one many more opportunities in industry than mathematics degrees, but I'm not one hundred percent certain.

For what it's worth, I want to go into dynamical systems and control theory, which seems to be studied in both engineering and math departments.

Thanks for any responses!

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# Math Engineering or Applied Math for Grad School

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