Students working in a classroom looking at computers with Professor Moon Duchin

The Mathematics Department at Tufts University welcomes you regardless of who you are and what your past experience with mathematics may have been. We would like to extend a special welcome to those who have often faced access barriers: people of color, women, LGBTQ people, first-generation college students. We are committed to building a welcoming and supportive environment for all who want to join us in studying and creating mathematics.

The Mathematics department prepares undergraduate and graduate students to ask and answer mathematical-based questions about insights and methods in a broad variety of mathematical areas. Such areas include - but not limited to - calculus, linear algebra, real analysis, abstract algebra, probability / statistics, partial differential equations, numerical linear algebra / numerical analysis, geometry / topology, number theory and complex analysis, as well as the understanding of the role of hypotheses, conclusions, counter examples and other forms of mathematical evidence in the development and formulation of mathematical ideas.

Our department offers BA and BS degrees in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, and MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics. We have an array of active student groups, a department colloquium, and several weekly research seminars. Our faculty's research spans many areas of pure and applied math, and we offer a wide array of courses at all levels.

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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