The mathematics department offers two graduate degrees, an MA and a PhD, as well as a Certificate in Applied Mathematics. Full details of the requirements for each degree are listed in the Mathematics Department Handbook and are summarized below. College-wide requirements for graduate students may be found in the Graduate School Catalog.
Students who are interested in enrolling in graduate level coursework in the Department of Mathematics without formal admission to a graduate program at KU are encouraged to apply as non-degree seeking.
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Features of our program
Our Commitment to Underrepresented Groups
Our Interdisciplinary Activities
Our Graduates' Success
Long tradition of excellence
The first Ph.D. granted at KU was in Mathematics to Arnold Emch in the year 1895.
Since then, our graduate program has been a central part of the research and teaching mission of our department, and is an important component of our long term planning.