The Department of Mathematics offers the PhD in Mathematics, as well as MS degrees in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and the Teaching of Mathematics. Faculty and students conduct research in a wide range of areas of pure and applied mathematics.
The Department has 72 full-time faculty members and 25 postdoctoral faculty and is housed largely in Altgeld Hall, a beautiful stone Romanesque building in the heart of campus with one of the world's best mathematics libraries. The 160 doctoral students enjoy a collaborative atmosphere and a lively schedule of about twenty-five research seminars and lectures each week. Sixty of our PhD students are women, and we support an active chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). We help students explore multiple career paths through our innovative program of internships in science and industry.