Our focus on applying mathematics to today's problems allows students to understand the diverse applications of mathematics.Our focus on applying mathematics to today's problems allows students to understand the diverse applications of mathematics.

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Faculty Facts

  • 13 core faculty members, plus 12 affiliated faculty
  • A member of the National Academy of Engineering
  • A member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 7 faculty members are fellows of at least one professional society, plus a Fulbright Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow
  • 8 editors of at least one research journal and/or book series (number includes past and present editors)
  • 3 ISI Highly Cited Researchers
  • A McCormick Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
  • A Walter P. Murphy Professor of Applied Mathematics
  • A John Evans Professor of Applied Mathematics
  • 3 Charles Deering McCormick Professors of Teaching Excellence
  • 2 NSF Career Award Winners
  • An NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award Winner

Undergraduate Study

  • Flexible curriculum allows in-depth application of mathematics in areas like engineering, economics, physics, mathematics, or social sciences
  • Many students combine their applied-math major with another major that reflects their additional interests
  • Opportunities for undergraduate research in a wide area of topics
  • Class size in the major courses is 20 to 30 students

Graduate Study

  • Approximately 40 PhD and 10-15 MS graduate students in applied math
  • Highly interdisciplinary graduate research with world-class faculty members
  • Research is very applied; most students collaborate with experimentalists in science and engineering
  • All doctorate candidate graduate students are supported by fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships
  • Can complete an MS degree in as little as one academic year with study plans tailored to individual students’ interests
  • Typically five years to complete a PhD (beyond BS)