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Graduate Program

Welcome to the Mathematics Graduate Program at the University of Oregon!

deadywinterBy following the links at the right hand side of this page, you can find out more about our graduate program and the application process.

The Department: 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 35 faculty members and almost 70 graduate students.

Graduate Studies: The primary goal of our graduate program is to produce doctoral students who are outstanding researchers and fine teachers. The majority of our graduate students are enrolled either in the pre-PhD program (for students aiming for a PhD but who have not yet passed the PhD qualifying examinations) or in the PhD program itself. We also have a few students (one or two each year) whose final goal is a Master’s degree in mathematics, rather than a PhD.

deadysummerGraduate Teaching Fellowships: Along with a program of stimulating courses and seminars considerable effort goes into helping graduate students become good teachers. Most graduate students are appointed as Graduate Teaching Fellows and receive a full tuition waiver plus a salary for the academic year. Additional summer support is also available. The department has an outstanding record of placing its doctoral students, due to its high level program of research and teaching.

The University: The University of Oregon is located in the northwest United States in the lovely Willamette Valley, with easy access to the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade mountains. The beautiful campus is home to about 20,000 students. The mathematics department itself is located in Deady and Fenton Halls. The photos on this page are of Deady Hall, the oldest building on campus.