COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Graduate Degree Information

Graduate Applications Open for 2021

We are now welcoming graduate student applications for Fall 2021! Students applying to the mathematics or statistical science PhD programs will be automatically considered for teaching assistantship positions, which provide a tuition waiver and salary. As one of the most diverse departments in the College of Arts & Sciences, we encourage international student applications. The priority deadline for funding consideration is January 10th (Fall start). Please contact the graduate coordinator for more information: Apply now at:
Click here for a list of application materials and additional information.

Graduate Degrees Offered:

  • MS in Mathematics (including options in Applied Mathematics, Computational Finance, and Mathematics Teaching)
  • MS in Statistics and Graduate Minor in Statistics
  • PhD in Mathematics (including optional tracks in Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education)
  • PhD in Statistical Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching College Mathematics
Complete details about these programs may be found in the:
  1. Math & Stat Graduate Student Handbook - for all PhD students but optional for MS students with a program start date before Aug 2020
  2. MS Math & Stat Graduate Student Handbook - MS Students
  3. Curriculum for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching College Mathematics
  4. Curriculum for the Graduate Minor in Statistics

Application Information

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships per fiscal year under this program solicitation pending availability of funds. Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year. Graduate students are limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school. Read more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.