I majored in linguistics as an undergrad. I've been working as a software engineer and have taken up to linear algebra at the University of Illinois Springfield math program. It's online, though, and I'd prefer to get into a masters degree in computational math.
Trouble is, I'm in California. With the budget cutbacks, the local universities such as San Francisco State and San Jose State that would offer accessible masters degrees, have math programs but they seem to rarely offer the courses I would need to finish in a timely way.
I can look up the best applied math programs out there...but most of them do not have qualifying programs that would let me take courses to get up to speed. In other words, what are some good teaching programs in computational math that are reasonably cost effective and have qualifying programs?