Department of Mathematical Sciences
Is a Graduate Degree in Mathematics for Me?
Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. It is a peculiarly human endeavor that attempts to organize our experience in a quantitative fashion. Mathematics aids and supplements our intuitions about the physical universe and about human behavior. As such, it has been tremendously successful: Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner referred to "the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" in its ability to model our world.
Careers in Mathematical Sciences
Computer programming, financial analysis, statistics, actuarial science, commercial or government cryptography, college or junior college teaching, construction of mathematical models for problems in engineering and the sciences.
Graduate Programs Offered by the Mathematical Sciences Department at FAU
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics
Master of Science in Mathematics
Master of Science in Teaching in Mathematics
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mathematics
Master's En Passant
Opportunities and Events in the Mathematical Sciences at FAU
In addition to the classical areas of the mathematical sciences, FAU offers excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary mathematical research and innovation in mathematics education, for instance through the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, the Center for Cryptology and Information Security, the Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and the Math Science Partnership Institute.
- Center for Cryptology and Information Security and Journal of Mathematical Cryptology
- Math Science Partnership Institute for middle school mathematics teachers funded by the National Science Foundation
MAA American Mathematics Competition, AMC-8 Middle School Math Day, Mu Alpha Theta High School Mathematics Contest, and Math Circle
Faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Entry to Fall Semester: July 1 (February 15 for International Students)
Entry to Spring Semester: November 1 (July 15 for International Students)
Entry to Summer Semester: April 1 (January 15 for International Students)
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FAU Graduate College
More Information About Programs and Financial Assistance
Graduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Yuan Wang