University of Kansas, Lawrence • November 21-22, 2019

Math at KU

Our Department

With about 39 faculty and 70 graduate students, our department is small enough to be friendly and large enough to give students a broad background and a wide choice of areas of mathematics. Our recent graduates include postdocs and professors, financial analysts, and software and data engineers. We have an active Graduate Student Organization, a student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics and a KU SIAM Student Chapter.

The Department of Mathematics has an internationally recognized faculty and a strong graduate program leading to both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.  A broad range of programs is possible including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, control theory, dynamical systems, geometry, numerical analysis, probability, statistics, stochastic analysis/control, partial differential equations, set theory, and topology.  The department has a long tradition of excellence.  The first Ph.D. granted west of the Mississippi was in mathematics at KU in 1895.  Since then, the graduate program has been a central part of the department’s research and teaching.  Historic Snow Hall, which houses the department, contains state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture spaces, computer labs, and other facilities.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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