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application process

  • Apply online through the Graduate School of Arts and Science.
  • Select the Department of Mathematics and state your interest in applied math on your application.
  • Submit your application by December 15 for full consideration for funding in the following year.
  • Include a 1-2 page personal statement describing your interest in applied mathematics in your graduate study application.
  • Email Boyce Griffith or Sorin Mitran for more information or to express interest in applied math graduate study


The typical Applied Math graduate student will be trained in analysis, scientific computation, modern methods of applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, and an area within the physical, biological, or social sciences. The area of application will be chosen from the research interests of the core faculty as well as projects developed jointly with the associated faculty. We encourage you to review the research activities of the applied math faculty as collected on the research overview page and on individual faculty pages.


The majority of our PhD graduates continue their research training as postdoctoral fellows at tier-one research universities or national laboratories. Most of our master’s graduates find positions within industry. All of our students have obtained a position within three months after graduation, and most have an offer in hand at graduation.