Granting degrees at the Doctoral and Masters level, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is prepared to offer a quality graduate education to students with a wide variety of interests. There are currently 34 full-time faculty in the department. While faculty members are engaged in research in a number of areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics, the main focus areas of research in the department are Nonlinear Analysis and Statistics. In addition, opportunities exist for study in mathematics education and interdisciplinary research. A significant number of faculty have external funding for research and educational projects.
There are between 32 and 35 graduate students enrolled in degree programs in the Department. The number depends on availability of funding from the Department for teaching assistantships and external funding obtained by faculty for conducting research. The excellent ratio of graduate students to faculty permits close personal guidance for each student. Students are able to tailor their programs of study to match their interests in specific areas of mathematics and statistics as well as interdisciplinary research.
Almost all receive major financial assistance with their studies via teaching or research assistantships. The Department provides assistantships for all qualified students and applies for tuition waivers for qualified students. The department is housed in the Animal Science building (#19) on campus, with ample office space for graduate students and faculty.