The IAM program offers unique curriculum emphasizing advanced applied mathematical methods and high performance computing.

Science topics include Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Physics, Space Physics, Geoscience, and Dynamical Systems. Faculty members are pulled from multiple departments within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS). Facilities include a new 4,096 core 2.4 Ghz Cray supercomputer sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Students are supported through Teaching Assistantships, CEPS fellowships, and grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Engergy, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and other agencies.