The Mathematics Department at the University of Oregon offers programs leading to a Master’s degree or a PhD in a variety of areas of mathematics. The American Mathematical Society has ranked the department in the top group of U.S. research departments. The department has distinguished research groups in algebra, analysis, topology, geometry and probability. The department has almost a perfect size: it is large enough to provide the quality and breadth required for a major research department, yet small enough so that graduate students have close interactions with the faculty. There are about 30 faculty members and just over 60 graduate students.