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Graduate Programs in Mathematics



About the Program

Brandeis University's Department of Mathematics combines the informality and flexibility of a small department with the intellectual vigor of a faculty whose research accomplishments have placed it among the top departments in the country. The result is an active dialogue among all members of the department and a general air of living, creative mathematics. Our coursework gives students a broad foundation in modern pure mathematics. An essential part of the program consists of seminars on a variety of topics of current interest in which mathematicians from greater Boston often participate. In addition, the Brandeis-Harvard-MIT-Northeastern Mathematics Colloquium gives the student an opportunity to hear the current work of eminent mathematicians from all over the world.

Faculty

We encourage you to explore one of the department’s greatest assets through our faculty pages.

Courses and Degree Requirements

For the most updated course listing, course descriptions, and degree requirements, please visit the Registrar.

How to Apply

Application Deadlines:

Ph.D.: January 15
M.A.: Rolling through June 15; application review begins January 15.
Post-baccalaureate: Fall deadline: Rolling through June 15; application review begins January 15. Spring deadline: November 1.

Admission Requirements:

To apply for all programs, you need to submit:

  • An online application;
  • An application fee (please click here for more information);
  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not mail official transcripts to our office. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions;
  • Letters of recommendation, submitted electronically: Ph.D. and M.A. applications must containthree letters of recommendation; Post-Baccalaureate applications may contain one or two letters of recommendation;
  • curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé;
  • statement of purpose:  Ph.D. and M.A. applicants should indicate their reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, they should describe their qualifications for the academic program and their objectives in undertaking this program. Post-Baccalaureate applicants should write about their reasons for undertaking the program, describe their background in mathematics, and explain how this program will help them achieve their goals.
  • Standardized Tests:
    Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general and subject tests are recommended, but not required. Our ETS institution code is 3092. 

International students:  For additional requirements for international applicants (non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent residents), minimum TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, and important information regarding visas, please click here.

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Generous scholarships and financial aid are available; for more information please visit Financial Aid.

Careers and Alumni

Students and alumni can work closely with Career Services for an array of resources, including CV/resume help, job search, and networking.