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graduate programs in the

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES​​

Vi​sit​ A​​pply Current Students​

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Over the past half-century, the Department of​ Mathematical Sciences​ has awarded well over 100 doctoral degrees in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. In 2010, the National Research Council (NRC) rankings of doctoral programs ranked our program in the range 11-40 among all U.S. programs in mathematics.

Our faculty consists of internationally recognized researchers in several core areas of mathematics and its applications. As such, we offer a wide range of potential research topics for Ph.D. candidates. Graduates from our program have gone on to prestigious postdoctoral research positions, tenure-track positions combining research and teaching, and jobs in industry, commerce, finance and government agencies.​​

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Application Requirements
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores (minimum requirements)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from previous institution(s)
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Graduate application essay
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Expert Faculty

​Our faculty are enthusiastic about mentoring their students. The quality of your doctoral degree is primarily determined by the quality of your dissertation research, which in turn is heavily influenced by the guidance received from mentors. At UD, you will find well-known mathematicians working on exciting problems.



Meet our faculty​​

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Diverse Research

The research of our faculty offers opportunity to work on interesting mathematical and scientifically challenging problems and to obtain training that will prepare you both for career in academic institution or in industrial research environment. Broadly speaking, the department has active research programs in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Analysis, Discrete Mathematics and Probability.


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Visit Campus​​​

If you are interested in visiting the campus and meeting with some of our faculty, please contact Pam Irwin, irwin@udel.edu. A great opportunity to see the research of our graduate students is the Winter Research Symposium, which is held on the first Friday of the spring semester.

We are located centrally in the main campus of the University of Delaware in the city of Newark, Delaware, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York. The department is primarily located in Ewin​g Hall, where all faculty are located and you will share an office with other graduate students, and have your own workstation.

Plan your visit

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Camp participants

Innovative​ Career Preparation​

​Over the summer, 23 students from 16 states and 19 higher education institutions around the country participated in the 16th annual Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling Camp (GSMMC​) followed by the 37th annual workshop on Mathematical Problems in Industry (MPI).

“Though there are other summer student training camps like GSMMC and other industrial study groups like MPI, GSMMC-MPI is the only program that ties the two together,” said David A. Edwards, GSMMC co-organizer ​and UD professor of mathematical sciences. “MPI is the longest running industrial study group in the United States, having started in the mid-80s. In the mid-2000s, the organizers realized that graduate students would benefit from having some mathematical modeling training before launching into the real-world, research-level problems at MPI, and so the camp was born.”​​

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