Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy

About us

Graduate students in our PhD program in mathematics are part of a challenging environment with unique opportunities for teaching and research and the opportunity to work with some of the finest scholars in the country. 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest possible degree in mathematics. It implies the mathematical maturity and ability requisite of a faculty member at the university level, and one who is expected to advance the discipline of mathematics through research and teaching. We seek to achieve this through thorough training in the core areas in mathematics, research specialization and teaching of undergraduate mathematics.

We typically matriculate between 20-27 students each year. Active areas of study and research include:

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Algebraic Geometry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Real and Complex Analysis, Operator Algebra
  • Combinatorics and Group Theory
  • Differential Geometry
  • Dynamical systems and Ergodic Theory
  • Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
  • Logic
  • Probability Theory, Statistical Mechanics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Ordinary and partial differential equations
  • Representation theory
  • Scientific computing
  • Topology, Topological Data Analysis

Learn more about Department of Mathematics graduate programs.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.