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. Our faculty and students conduct research in a wide range of areas of pure and applied mathematics.
The Department consists of 73 full-time faculty members, 20 postdoctoral faculty and a number of visiting faculty. It is housed largely in Altgeld Hall, a beautiful stone Romanesque building in the heart of campus that contains 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. Over one-third of our PhD students are women, and we support an active chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaboration with the university's highly-ranked engineering and science departments. Students are encouraged to explore multiple career paths, and can do an internship in science or industry.