Why study mathematics at the University of Denver?
Our graduate programs provide a personalized, congenial and rewarding educational atmosphere. You will interact with our faculty from your first day at the University of Denver. The Department of Mathematics at the University of Denver offers an MA and MS in mathematics and a PhD in mathematics.
Your options for involvement in mathematical research are numerous and varied; our faculty is active in research and eager to partner with you. While the department is large enough to provide high quality research opportunities, it is small enough to guarantee close faculty-student interaction.
The faculty is highly distinguished, having received awards for excellence in both research and teaching.
The MS and MA degrees prepare the practitioner for careers in which mathematics plays a central role. The PhD is a research degree that prepares the recipient to advance the frontiers of knowledge within a specific area of interest. It is structured to provide the flexibility for students to incorporate interests in allied fields.
Our graduates are highly sought, not only for their knowledge of mathematics, but also for their ability to solve problems, to think abstractly and to see the big picture, and to articulate their ideas with clarity and precision. Our graduates have been successful in a remarkably diverse collection of careers, including industry, business, education and academia.
Scholarship and Financial Aid
Domestic students may be eligible for additional financial aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form must be filed to be considered for federal and state-funded aid. The Student Financial Services Office will notify you if further paperwork is required. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA by February 15th.
Merit-Based Financial Assistance
A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships are available that provide a full tuition waiver and a stipend of $20,000 for PhD students and $17,500 for MA/MS students (academic year 2012–2013) for the nine-month year. These positions are merit-based and are awarded on a competitive basis, with first offers being made in mid-March.
There are two fellowships offered to exceptional PhD candidates on a competitive basis—the Dean's Doctoral Fellowships and Graduate Studies Doctoral Fellowships. The Dean's Doctoral Fellowship from the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is a 12-month award of a tuition waiver plus a stipend equal to the current GTA stipend. Dean's Fellowships may not be awarded in addition to other awards such as GTAs and recipients are expected to devote the summer months to supervised research. The Graduate Studies Doctoral Fellowship (GSDF) is a one-time award for new students and must be used in the first year of attendance. The maximum award that can be requested is $4,500. The award is to spread evenly across the terms of attendance up to a maximum of $1,500 each quarter. The award can be combined with other types of aid including GTA appointments.