Graduate Programs

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The mathematics department supports an intimate and vibrant graduate program with faculty active in both pure and applied mathematics. Our graduate courses and research seminars provide a supportive atmosphere for collaborative learning and research. With faculty active in a variety of areas of research, graduate students have many opportunities to get involved in work that interests them. 

Tufts students also benefit from our location in the Boston area, which is rich in the area of mathematical scholarship. Students can cross-register to take classes at other local universities, such as Brandeis, Boston University, MIT, Harvard, and Boston College, and collaborate with scholars from other institutions on research projects.

The department has three graduate student groups: the Organization of Graduate Students in Mathematics (OGSM), the SIAM student chapter, and the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) student chapter. We have active seminars in many fields of mathematics for both faculty and students. We also have weekly trivia nights, game nights, and a summer softball league.

MS in Mathematics

The Master of Science in Mathematics is a flexible degree program that prepares students for careers in mathematics in areas such as academia, government, business or industry or for further graduate study.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics

The Post-Baccalaureate certificate program is intended for students with a bachelor's degree (in any field) who would like to expand or deepen their mathematical skills for use in the workplace or in preparation for graduate programs in mathematics. 

PhD in Mathematics

Doctoral study consists of preliminary coursework and study, qualifying exams, a candidacy exam with an adviser, and creative research culminating in a written dissertation and defense.


Please visit our admissions website for comprehensive information on our admissions processes and requirements, deadlines, financial and merit aid options, forms and instructions.

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