The Ph.D. program in applied mathematics is concentrated in the areas of partial differential equations, computational mathematics, probability, and statistics.

PhD Program in Applied Mathematics

Graduate Coordinator


  • Although most doctoral students are planning on careers in academia, there are also many non-academic career opportunities available for people with ability and experience in mathematics, statistics, and physics research. We encourage students in our program in Applied Mathematics to consider such opportunities. About 1/3 of the graduates of our program are employed in business, government or industry.
  • The most significant part of PhD study is the completion of a dissertation containing original research work in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics. This work is done under the close mentoring of a faculty member who has significant research experience in that field. The areas of research expertise of our faculty can be found by exploring the faculty web pages.
  • There are many opportunities to learn about current mathematics, statistics, and physics research through the departmental colloquium and various research seminars.
  • Because our program is relatively small, students get close personal supervision early in the program.