The Department of Mathematics offers graduate programs leading to the M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics with research emphasis possible in a variety of areas within pure and applied mathematics and in mathematics education. There are active faculty research groups in algebra and number theory, analysis, applied mathematics, geometry and topology, mathematical biology, mathematics education, numerical analysis, and probability.

The Mathematics department also participates in an interdisciplinary program in ecosystem informatics. There are also possibilities in actuarial science.

The mathematics department currently has about 65 graduate students. About 55 of our graduate students hold Graduate Teaching Assistantships or Fellowships, and some hold Graduate Research Assistantships. The department awards 15 to 18 new graduate assistantship appointments annually. The 2017-18 nine-month assistantship stipend for an entering graduate student is $16,891, and the stipends for advanced students are higher. The assistantship appointment also gives complete tuition remission, some fee reimbursement, and covers 85% of the student health insurance premium.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term

Fall Term Recommended

Required Tests
  • GRE

GRE general required, GRE subject recommended

English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 100
  • TOEFL Paper: 0
  • IELTS: 0

Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline
January 01
Funding Deadline for first offers
January 01

Available Concentrations ?

  • actuarial science
  • algebra
  • analysis
  • applied mathematics
  • computational mathematics
  • differential equations
  • financial mathematics
  • geometry
  • mathematics education
  • number theory
  • numerical analysis
  • probability
  • topology

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)

AMP Contact
Malgorzata Peszynska
Professor and Graduate Chair
Mathematics