Faculty: Professors: Angenent, Assadi, Bach, Bolotin, Boston, Cai, Chen, Ellenberg, Feldman, Ferris, Gong, Jin, Kiselev, Lempp, Mari-Beffa, Milewski, Millar, A. Miller, Nagel (chair), Nazarov, Oh, Recht, Ron, Seeger, Seppalainen, Smith, Terwilliger, Viaclovsky, Waleffe, Yang; Associate Professors: Caldararu, Craciun, Denissov, J. Miller, Mitchell, Paul, Thiffeault, Zlatos; Assistant Professors: Anderson, Armstrong, Dymarz, Gurevich, Kent, Maxim, Rossmanith, Stechmann, Street, Valko, M. Wood, P. Wood, Yin
The Department of Mathematics offers the master's and the Ph.D. (For actuarial mathematics, contact the School of Business.)
To earn a Ph.D., a student must demonstrate proficiency in basic and advanced graduate mathematics, and must complete a significant piece of original research. To earn a master's degree a student must demonstrate proficiency in basic graduate mathematics as well as a specialty within mathematics or some outside specialty on which mathematics bears. The breadth of the department is such that the Ph.D. specialty and dissertation may be in any area of mathematics, in particular algebra, algebraic geometry, applied mathematics, combinatorics, computational mathematics, complex analysis, differential equations, differential geometry, harmonic analysis, logic, mathematical biology, number theory, probability, and topology. A complete list of faculty and their areas of expertise is available through the department website.
Students interested in mathematics are invited to apply to the Ph.D. program. Applicants who do not intend to study beyond the master's degree are admitted only in exceptional cases. Applicants to the Ph.D. program are automatically considered for financial support. To be admitted for the Ph.D., it is necessary that in the department's opinion the applicant is likely to complete the program. This, of course, is a highly subjective judgment. The department does welcome applications from other outstanding students whose background and credentials do not match the description below.
Admission requirements are:
An applicant who does not meet all departmental expectations may be admitted on probation, provided there is evidence of mathematical promise. Such promise is evidenced by high GRE scores or by comments from mathematics faculty.
For more information: Graduate Program Administrator, Department of Mathematics, Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706; tel: 608-263-8884; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.math.wisc.edu/graduate/admissions
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