Mathematics (MATH)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Abstract

Three programs are currently closely affiliated with the Mathematics Department: the Mathematics Program (MATH), the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (AMSC), and the Mathematical Statistics Program (STAT). Students applying for admission should use the appropriate symbol to indicate their program of interest. The interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program offers three concentrations, one in Applied Mathematics, one in Scientific Computation, and one in Applied Statistics. The Statistics Program is concerned with mathematical statistics and probability. The AMSC and STAT programs are described in detail elsewhere in this catalog.

Students can earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Mathematics Program. The Master's degree is not offered unless it is en route to a Ph.D. The master’s degree is not required for entrance to the Ph.D. program.

The Mathematics Program offers graduate programs in Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, Complex Analysis, Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Geometry, Harmonic Analysis, Mathematical Logic, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Probability, Real and Functional Analysis, Representation Theory, Statistics and Topology.

Financial Assistance

The MATH program is expecting to support about 12 new doctoral students each Fall. Offers of support are generally made for up to five years, contingent on the student making satisfactory academic progress. Except for unusual circumstances, offers of financial aid will not be made to applicants seeking a Master’s degree. The normal teaching load is four to six hours per week of classroom teaching in addition to the duties of meeting with students and grading papers. Sometimes fellowships and research assistantships are also available.

Contact

Cristina Garcia
Program Coordinator
Department of Mathematics

1106 William E Kirwan Hall
4176 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.5058
Email: math-grads@umd.edu

Website: http://www-math.umd.edu

Courses: MATH

Relationships: Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation (AMSC)    Mathematical Statistics (STAT)

General Requirements

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
  • GRE Subject (Math) (Optional)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application
  • Writing Sample (optional)
  • Advanced Textbooks (section of application)

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents December 13, 2022
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants December 13, 2022

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www-math.umd.edu

The Department is actively involved in research in a number of areas, strengthened further by a complement of mathematicians from the Institute for Physical Science and Technology. The Department fosters a lively program of seminars and colloquia; about half of these talks are given by outside specialists. In addition the department has a tradition of hosting distinguished long term visitors who give series of seminar talks or teach semester long courses.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library is located on the ground floor of the Mathematics Building and contains more than 95,000 volumes in mathematics, physics and engineering, and more than 280 journals in pure and applied mathematics. The Library of Congress, with its extensive collection of books and technical reports, is only a half hour from campus.

The Department has a large network of computers mostly running Linux. The Department houses a computer classroom and a Mathematical Visualization Lab, and similar labs are scattered across campus. There are computers in almost all graduate student offices, and many of the other computers on campus are available for student use.

The Department cooperates closely with the Institute for Physical Science and Technology and with the Department of Computer Science. Faculty members of both groups offer courses in the Department. Computer facilities are available to serve the research needs of both faculty and graduate students. Members of the Department participate actively in the interdisciplinary AMSC Program, and they also staff the Mathematical Statistics Program.

Last Name First/Middle Name Graduate Faculty Status Academic Credentials Positions
Adams Jeffrey D. Full Member B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1977; Ph.D., Yale University, 1981. Associate Chair, Mathematics
Professor, Mathematics
Antman Stuart S. Full Member B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1961; M.S.,University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1963; Ph.D., 1965. Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Auslander Joseph Full Member B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952; M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1953; Ph.D., 1957. Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Balan Radu Full Member B.S., Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania 1992; B.S., University of Bucharest, Romania 1994; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1998 Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Bedrossian Jacob Full Member B.S., Case Western Reserve University, 2007; M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 2007; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2011. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Benedetto John J. Full Member B.A., Boston College, 1960; M.A., Harvard University, 1962; Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1964. Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Mathematics
Professor, Mathematics
Director of NWC, Mathematics
Berg Kenneth R. Full Member B.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1960; Ph.D., 1967. Associate Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Brin Michael I. Full Member B.A., Moscow State University, 1970; Ph.D., Kharkov State University, 1975. Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Brosnan Patrick Full Member Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1998 Professor, Mathematics
Cameron Maria Full Member Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007. Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Cerrai Sandra Full Member M.Sc. University of Pisa, 1992 Ph.D.; Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, 1998. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematical Statistics
Professor, Mathematics
Cohen Joel M. Full Member Sc.B., Brown University, 1963; Ph.D.,Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966. Professor, Mathematics
Czaja Wojciech Full Member M.Sc., University of Wroclaw, 1995; M.A., Washington University, 1997; Ph.D., Washington University, 2000. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Dolgopyat Dmitry Full Member Diploma, Moscow State University, 1994; Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1997. Professor, Mathematical Statistics
Professor, Mathematics
Elman Howard C. Full Member B.A., Columbia University, 1975;M.A., 1977; M.S., Yale University, 1979; Ph.D., 1982. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Computer Science
Affiliate Professor, Mathematics
Fey James T. Full Member B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1962; M.S., 1963; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1968. Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Professor Emeritus, Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
Professor Emeritus, Curriculum and Instruction
Fitzpatrick Patrick M. Full Member B.A., Rutgers University-New Brunswick, 1966;Ph.D., 1971. Associate Chair, Mathematics
Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Forni Giovanni Full Member B.A. Universita di Bologna, Italy, 1988; Ph.D. Princeton University, 1993. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Freidlin Mark I. Full Member M.S., Moscow State University, 1959; Ph.D.,Steklov Mathematical Institute, 1962; Doctor, Moscow State University, 1970. Distinguished University Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Distinguished University Professor, Mathematical Statistics
Distinguished University Professor, Mathematics
Professor, Mathematics
Gasarch William Full Member B.S., State University of New York-Stony Brook, 1980; M.S., Harvard University, 1982 Ph.D., 1985. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Computer Science
Affiliate Professor, Mathematics
Gates Sylvester James, Jr. Full Member B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973; Ph.D.,1977. Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Physics
Distinguished University Professor, Physics
Regents Professor, Physics
Affiliate Professor, Mathematics
Gholampour Amin Full Member Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2007 Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Glaz Harland M. Full Member B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1971; M.A.,University of California-Berkeley, 1975; Ph.D., 1977. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Goldman William M. Full Member A.B., Princeton University, 1977; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1980. Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Mathematics
Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Grillakis Manoussos Full Member B.A., National Technical University of Athens, 1981; M.A., Brown University, 1983; Ph.D., 1986. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Gulick Denny Full Member B.A., Oberlin College, 1958; M.A., Yale University,1960; Ph.D., 1963. Professor, Mathematics
Gutierrez Osvaldo Full Member Ph.D., UC Davis, 2009; B.S. and M.S. UCLA, 2012 Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Affiliate Professor, Chemical Physics
Haines Thomas J. Full Member B.S., University of Michigan, 1990; S.M., University of Chicago, 1991; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1997. Associate Chair, Mathematics
Professor, Mathematics
Halperin Stephen Full Member B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1965; M.Sc., 1966; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1970. Professor, Mathematics
Hunt Brian R. Full Member M.A., University of Maryland-College Park, 1983; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1989. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Jabin Pierre-Emmanuel Full Member Ph.D., University Paris VI, 2000 Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Jakobson Michael Full Member M.A., Moscow State University, 1967; Ph.D., 1970. Professor, Mathematics
Kagan Abram Full Member M.A., University of Tashkent, 1958; Ph.D., University of Leningrad, 1963; D.Sc., 1967. Professor, Mathematical Statistics
Professor, Mathematics
Kaloshin Vadim Full Member B.A. Moscow State University, 1994 M.A. Princeton University, 1997 Ph.D. Princeton University, 2001 Professor, Mathematics
Kedem Benjamin Full Member B.S., Roosevelt University, 1968; M.S.,Carnegie-Mellon University, 1970; Ph.D., 1973. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematical Statistics
Professor, Mathematics
Kirwan William E. Full Member A.B., University of Kentucky, 1960; M.S., Rutgers Unviersity, 1962; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1964. Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Koralov Leonid Full Member B.S., Moscow State University, 1991; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1998. Professor, Mathematical Statistics
Professor, Mathematics
Kueker David W. Full Member A.B., University of California Los Angeles 1964; M.A., University of California Los Angeles 1966; Ph. D., University of California Los Angeles 1967. Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Laskowski Michael C. Full Member B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978; Ph.D.,University of California-Berkeley, 1987. Professor, Mathematics
Levermore Charles D. Full Member B.S. Math, 1974, B.S.Physics, 1974, M.S. Math, 1974, Clarkson University; Ph.D., Math New York University, 1982. Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Levy Doron Full Member B.Sc., Tel-Aviv University,Israel 1991 M.Sc., Tel-Aviv University,1994 Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University,1997 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Mathematics
Professor, Mathematics
Professor, Biophysics
Lipsman Ronald L. Full Member B.S.,City University of New York-City College, 1964; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967. Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Machedon Matei Full Member B.A., University of Chicago, 1982; Ph.D.,Princeton University, 1986. Professor, Mathematics
Margetis Dionisios Full Member Diploma, National Technical University of Athens, 1992; S.M., Harvard University, 1994; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1999. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Mellet Antoine Full Member B.A. Ecole Normale Superieur de Lyon, 1999 Universite Toulouse III, 2003 Professor, Mathematics
Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Melnick Karin Full Member B.A. Reed College 1999, M.S. University of Chicago 2000, Ph.D. University of Chicago 2006 Associate Professor, Mathematics
Millson John J. Full Member B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1973. Professor, Mathematics
Nochetto Ricardo H. Full Member Licenciado, University of Rosario-Argentina, 1976; Ingeniero Electricista, 1979; Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires, 1983. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Okoudjou Kasso A. Full Member Maîtrise, Université Nationale du Bénin, 1996; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003. Associate Chair, Mathematics
Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Ramachandran Niranjan Full Member B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991; M.A., Brown University, 1995; Ph.D., 1996. Associate Professor, Mathematics
Rosenberg Jonathan M. Full Member A.B., Harvard University, 1972; Math. Tripos, Pt. III, University of Cambridge, 1973; Ph.D.,University of California-Berkeley, 1976. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Rubinstein Yanir A. Full Member B.A., Technion, 1999; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008. Professor, Mathematics
Saegusa Takumi Full Member LL.B., Univ. of Tokyo, 2002M.S., Cal. State Northridge, 2005Ph.D., Univ. of Washington, 2012 Assistant Professor, Mathematical Statistics
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Schafer James A. Full Member B.S., University of Rochester, 1961; M.S., University of Chicago, 1962; Ph.D., 1965. Professor, Mathematics
Slud Eric Victor Full Member B.A., Harvard University, 1972; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematical Statistics
Professor, Mathematics
Smith Paul J. Full Member B.S., Drexel, 1965; M.S., Case Western Reserve, 1967; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve U. 1969. Associate Chair, Mathematics
Director, Mathematical Statistics
Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Associate Professor, Mathematical Statistics
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Sun Tingni Full Member B.S., Peking Univ., 2007Ph.D., Rutgers, 2012 Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Tadmor Eitan Full Member B.Sc., Tel-Aviv University, 1973; M.Sc., Tel-Aviv University, 1975; Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University, 1979. Distinguished University Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Distinguished University Professor, Mathematics
Professor, Mathematics
Tamvakis Harry Full Member B.A., University of Athens, 1990; S.M., University of Chicago, 1991; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1997. Professor, Mathematics
Washington Lawrence C. Full Member B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1971; M.A., 1971; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1974. Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Mathematics
Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Mathematics
Wentworth Richard A. Full Member B.S. University of Wisconsin, 1985, Ph.D. Columbia University, 1990. Professor, Mathematics
Wolfe Peter Full Member B.S., St. Lawrence University, 1959; B.S.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1959; M.S., Northwestern University, 1961; Ph.D., New York University, 1965. Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Wolpert Scott A. Full Member B.S., Johns Hopkins University,1972; M.S., Stanford University, 1974; Ph.D., 1976. Chair, Mathematics
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Mathematics
Professor, Mathematics
Yang Grace L. Full Member B.A., National Taiwan University, 1960; M.A.,University of California-Berkeley, 1963; Ph.D., 1966. Professor Emerita, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor Emerita, Mathematical Statistics
Professor Emerita, Mathematics
Yorke James A. Full Member A.B., Columbia University,1963; Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park, 1966. Distinguished University Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Physics
Zickert Christian Full Member Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008 Assistant Professor, Mathematics
von Petersdorff Tobias Full Member Dipl.Math.,Technical University of Darmstadt-Germany, 1987; Ph.D., 1989. Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Associate Professor, Mathematics