The Department of Mathematics offers a PhD in Mathematics and MS degrees in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics–Actuarial Sciences, and in 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 69 full-time faculty members, 16 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 largest mathematics libraries. The 170 doctoral students and faculty enjoy a lively schedule of about twenty-five research seminars and lectures each week. Approximately half of our graduate students are international; about one-third are women, and we support an active chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). There are excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with the university's highly-ranked engineering and science departments. Students in applied mathematics are encouraged also to do an internship in industry.