Prospective Students

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate and graduate programs in both pure and applied mathematics. Our faculty are dedicated to teaching, pursue innovative research, and are involved in outreach projects in the local community and beyond. The department hosts weekly meetings to discuss current issues related to mathematical theories, research, and innovations. Students and faculty from other departments often attend these events, which facilitates engaging cross-disciplinary conversations. Our students and faculty also take advantage of Tufts’ location in greater Boston, an area rich in mathematical scholarship, to collaborate with and attend lectures at many nearby institutions.   

About the Department

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Joyce Cummings Center, home of the Department of Mathematics

Undergraduates looking at a computer

Undergraduate Programs

The Mathematics Department offers a lively undergraduate program consisting of a major and minor in Mathematics and a major in Applied Mathematics. Some of our majors go to graduate studies in Mathematics; others proceed to many different careers, including law, business, medicine, teaching, and government.

Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate Programs

The Department of Mathematics supports a vibrant graduate program with faculty active in both pure and applied mathematics. We offer a post-baccalaureate certificate as well as master’s and PhD programs. Uniquely collaborative across disciplines, the department facilitates a collegial and supportive atmosphere, with shared priorities of teaching, research, and mentoring.

Graduate Programs Graduate Admissions

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Professor Moon Duchin discussing her research

Moon Duchin, Associate Professor of Mathematics, speaks to an audience about gerrymandering


The Department of Mathematics has numerous research clusters constituting particular areas of strength, including: Algebra, Representation Theory, Algebraic Geometry, and Number Theory; Analysis and PDEs; Computational and Applied Mathematics; Dynamical Systems; Geometric Group Theory and Topology; and Probability.

Department Research