Graduate Programs

The Department of Mathematics offers programs leading to Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the mathematical sciences.
The benefits of graduate study in mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh include the following.

  • Ample opportunity to attain scientific excellence by working with an active and broad-based research faculty in diverse areas of pure and applied mathematics
  • Numerous opportunities for leading-edge applied and interdisciplinary research via institutional links to the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center, the Betchel-Bettis DOE research lab, the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, and a full complement of science, engineering, and medical school departments
  • Attractive financial aid packages for PhD students, including teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships
  • Access to a full complement of state-of-the-art computing resources
  • Participation in the cultural, artistic, and intellectual community of a major liberal arts university. Graduate students have the opportunity to interact with national and international leaders in many areas of engineering, science, and the arts.
  • A metropolitan setting. The Department of Mathematics is on the 132-acre Pittsburgh campus in Oakland. Many of Pittsburgh’s cultural attractions, including museums and botanical gardens, are an easy walk from the department.
  • A vibrant neighborhood life and low cost of living. There are many options for economical housing in safe and interesting neighborhoods close to the University.


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Phone: 412-624-8375
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