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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?

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I would recommend looking into opencourseware at place like MIT. There is also a Wiki for schools offering such things. Also, some schools in Cali, like SDSU, started programs in Computational Science that include math majors, so you should look into those. Regards. –  Amzoti Jan 9 '13 at 18:17
Does it have to be in California? Here is a program in TX –  Maesumi Jan 9 '13 at 19:59
I'm concerned about it being at a distance. I'm not sure I could get letters of recommendation. –  rsteckly Jan 9 '13 at 20:37

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