Graduate Programs in Mathematics
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.
- Ph.D. in Mathematics (full-time)
- M.A. in Mathematics (part-time or full-time)
- Post-Baccalaureate Program in Mathematics (part-time or full-time): Ideal for students with a bachelor's degree in any field who would like further study in mathematics, but who do not have enough preparation for our master's program
For the most updated course listing, course descriptions, and degree requirements, please click here.
We encourage you to explore one of the department’s greatest assets through our faculty pages. Learn more about the people who will help guide you along your graduate school path here.
Consortium: Our membership in the Boston consortium allows you to take courses at Tufts University, Boston University, and Boston College, thus enhancing your Brandeis experience and the spirit of collaboration which Brandeis embodies.
Student Services: At Brandeis, you will become part of a community that is strengthened by life both within and outside of the classroom and laboratory walls. Please go here to see the array of University resources, events, and programming for graduate students.
Ph.D and M.A.: Fall only
Post-Baccalaureate Program: Fall & Spring
Ph.D.: January 15
M.A.: Rolling until the class is filled, beginning January 15
Post-Baccalaureate Program: Rolling until the class is filled, beginning January 15
To apply for all programs, you need to submit:
- An application to the graduate school, which can be electronically submitted here;
- An application fee (please click here for instructions);
- Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended; applicants must provide a final transcript indicating successful completion of an undergraduate degree program before registration;
- Letters of recommendation: Ph.D. and M.A. applications must contain three letters of recommendation; Post-Baccalaureate Program applications may contain one or two letters of recommendation. The admissions committee prefers these letters to be submitted online (please click here for more information);
- A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé;
- A 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 and IELTS scores, and important information regarding visas, please click here.
For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please click here.
Generous financial aid is available; for more information please click here.