Math at KU
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.