Hello, I really want Masters degree in Applied Mathematics (i'm into ODE, PDE, etc). I will have to take loan to pay for it. Here are the three current options I have: 1) Depaul University very very costly - main is Stat - very very easy to get into http://csh.depaul.edu/academics/graduate/applied-mathematics-ms/Pages/degree-requirements.aspx [Broken] 2) IIT costly - seems decent - has couple of PDE classes http://www.iit.edu/csl/programs/professional_masters/master_applied_math.shtml 3) take Mathematics classes as a non-degree student, get good grades, and see if I can attend a better university My goal is to teach and community college. They all seem to want at least Masters. As an undergrad, I did double major in Math and Physics.