Graduate Programs

In addition to offering traditional Masters and Doctoral degrees in nearly every field of Mathematics, the School participates in several interdisciplinary graduate programs in collaboration with other units on campus. At any given time, we train over 80 PhD and 20 Masters students, as well as several visiting graduate students from all over the world. Our graduate programs are designed so that students will not only obtain a broad perspective in advanced mathematics, through a solid foundation of fundamental courses, but also are exposed to the contemporary applications of mathematics in other disciplines. With about 30 graduate courses offered each Fall and Spring semester, not to mention numerous seminars and colloquia, there is always something of interest for everyone. Please explore the links below for more information.


Doctoral Programs

The School of Math offers a comprehensive PhD program in Mathematics, as well as four interdisciplinary PhD programs in collaboration with other schools on campus: Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (ACO); Computational Sciences and Engineering (CSE); Bioinformatics (BINF); and Quantitative Biosciences (QBios). The completion of the PhD degree requires about 5 years, and virtually all students receive full financial support (stipends and tuition waiver) during their study. The School awarded its first PhD in 1965.


Masters Programs

In addition to an MS program in Mathematics, the School of Math offers three interdisciplinary MS programs: Computational Sciences and Engineering (CSE); Quantitative and Computational Finance (QCF); and Statistics.  Normally MS students do not receive any financial support from the School, and the completion of the MS degree requires one to two years depending on the course load. The School granted its first MS degree in 1934.


Prospective Students

Information for applying to the graduate programs in the School of Math, including Deadlines, Admission Requirements, Fellowships, and Frequently Asked Questions, are maintained here. Applications are accepted for both Fall and Spring Semesters; however, nearly all students start in the Fall semester and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for enrollment in the Fall. See also our Alumni page for the employment placement of our graduates.


Current Students

Useful resources and information for current PhD and MS students, including Frequently Asked Questions, Dissertation and Graduation requirements, Comprehensive Exams, TA guidelines, Fellowships and Employment Opportunities, Student Activities and Organizations, and Travel Support are maintained and updated regularly on this page. See also our student Awards page.


Director of Graduate Studies is Mohammad Ghomi, who is assisted by Martin Engman and Mitchell Everett. Mohammad Ghomi oversees all aspects of the graduate program, Martin Engman handles graduate advising and assessment, and Mitchell Everett is the Coordinator of the Graduate Program. Other members of the School who interact frequently with graduate students are Klara Grodzinsky,  the School's TA coordinator, and Mo Burke, the School's language specialist and coordinator of international TAs. All inquiries concerning our graduate programs, including questions from prospective students, may be sent to