The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to the idea that pure and applied mathematics are two faces of the same subject. The department offers a lively research atmosphere; faculty research areas include algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry/topology, number theory, and probability and statistics. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the broad range of courses and specializations available.
The department is noted for its method of graduate education. In first-year courses, the emphasis is on training the student to do mathematics in depth. Many students report that these courses are the formative experiences of their professional lives.
The MA program is intended to give the student a solid professional basis either for proceeding to the PhD program or for work in government, industry or teaching at the community college level.
The PhD degree prepares a student for university or college teaching and for higher-level employment in government and industry. Entering students having substantial graduate-level training may enter the PhD program, skipping the MA.
Graduates of the program typically find employment as teachers, those with the MA degree at community college level and those with the PhD degree at university and college level, while significant number also find employment with government and industry as statisticians, data analysts, consultants, researchers and programmers.
|Fall Admission||Spring Admission|
|MA||January 30 (funding)
April 15 (regular)
|PhD||January 30 (funding)
April 15 (regular)
The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.
To be eligible, you must have and provide:
All applicants must submit the following:
And, for international applicants:
*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for any program-specific requirements.
Qiqing Yu, Professor and Director of Graduate Admissions
Carol Nedlik, Department Secretary
Last Updated: 12/11/14