Mathematics

The mathematics department supports an intimate and vibrant graduate program. All of our professors are active in research, which provides graduate students with many options for research areas.

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Office of Graduate Admissions
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3395
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Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics

M.S. in Mathematics

Ph.D. in Mathematics

The mathematics department supports an intimate and vibrant graduate program. All our professors are active in research, which provides many choices of research areas to doctoral students. At the same time our faculty is devoted to teaching and mentoring of students. Our graduate courses and research seminars provide a great atmosphere for collaborative learning and research.

Tufts Department of Mathematics has numerous research clusters constituting particular areas of strength, including:

  • Algebra, Representation Theory, Algebraic Geometry
  • Analysis and PDEs
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Geometric Group Theory and Topology
  • Probability

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Post-Baccalaureate in Mathematics Learning Objectives

Upon graduation, post-baccalaureate students will have:

  • A mastery of quantitative and problem-solving skills.
  • A deeper understanding of basic mathematics and how to use quantitative reasoning in a variety of settings.
  • The necessary background to pursue a master's degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics
M.S. in Mathematics Learning Objectives

Upon graduation, M.S. students will have:

  • A mastery of fundamental knowledge in a broad range of mathematical areas.
  • A deeper understanding in at least one particular subfield of mathematics and/or related fields
  • The ability to solve problems and communicate solutions and concepts clearly and in rigorous mathematics language.
  • M.S. students who have chosen the "Thesis Option" will demonstrate an ability to present and defend research work in oral, written, and graphic forms
Ph.D. in Mathematics Learning Objectives

> The Doctor of Philosophy of Mathematics student will demonstrate an ability to develop a research proposal and carry out independent research

> Upon graduation, Ph.D. students will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical foundations and computational techniques of their subject and will be able to apply these concepts and tools to solve a wide variety of problems in at least one area of specialization within mathematics.
  • Have an in-depth understanding and mastery of the literature in at least one particular subfield of mathematics. Applied mathematicians will also demonstrate mastery of their area of application.
  • Demonstrate an ability to present and defend research work in oral, written and graphic forms.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct a classroom and grade undergraduate work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as team members.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities and appreciation of the impact of mathematics in the social context.

 

Faculty

Kim Ruane
Professor and Chair
Ph.D. , Florida State University
Geometric group theory and topology, boundaries of groups
George McNinch
Professor and Associate Chair
Ph.D. , University of Oregon
Structure and representations of algebraic groups
James Adler
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. , University of Colorado, Boulder
Scientific computing and numerical analysis of PDEs
Bruce Boghosian
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. , University of California, Davis
Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, quantum computation
Christopher Borgers
Christopher Börgers
Professor
Ph.D. , New York University
Mathematical neuroscience and applied dynamical systems
Moon Duchin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Chicago
Geometric group theory, low-dimensional topology, dynamics
Fulton Gonzalez
Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Noncommutative harmonic analysis, representations of Lie groups
Mauricio Gutierrez
Professor
Ph.D. , Brandeis University
Combinatorial and geometric group theory
Marjorie (Molly) Hahn
Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Probability and Stochastic processes
Boris Hasselblatt
Professor
Ph.D. , California Institute of Technology
Hyperbolic dynamics, foliations, and flows
Xiaozhe Hu
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Zhejiang University
Scientific computing and numerical analysis, fluid-structure interaction, and other applications
Misha Kilmer
William Walker Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. , University of Maryland, College Park
Numerical linear and multilinear algebra, inverse problems
Todd Quinto
Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tomography and integral geometry
Loring Tu
Professor
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Algebraic geometry and topology of manifolds
Genevieve Walsh
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of California, Davis
Hyperbolic manifolds and orbifolds, low-dimensional topology
Richard Weiss
Professor
Ph.D. , Technische Universität Berlin
Theory of buildings and Group Theory

Application Deadline


Fall: December 15th (Ph.D.) and January 15th (M.S.)
August 1 (Post-Bac only)

Doctorate:

> Application fee
Resume/CV
Personal statement
Official GRE scores

 - GRE Subject Test scores strongly recommended for Ph.D. applicants who wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship.

> Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation

Masters:

> Application fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement
> Official GRE scores

 - GRE scores are not required for current Tufts undergraduates applying for an M.S.

> Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
> Transcripts
> Three letters of recommendation

Post-bac

> Application fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement
> Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
> Transcripts
> One letter of recommendation
> GRE scores are not required for this program

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director, Associate Professor James Adler.

Department of Mathematics
Bromfield-Pearson Hall
503 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: 617-627-3235