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Graduate Programs

Welcome to the Graduate Programs webpage of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan!

The Michigan Mathematics Department has consistently been ranked as one of the top ten Mathematics Departments in the country.

For the 2019-2020, we have 174 Mathematics graduate students, of whom 42 are women. Approximately 91% of graduate students are enrolled in the Ph.D. program. All of these students received support from the Department in the form of Graduate Student Instructorships, Graduate Student Research Assistantships, and fellowships. During the years 2009-2019 the Department awarded 196 Ph.D. degrees.

The Michigan Mathematics Department offers Ph.D. programs in:

The Michigan Mathematics Department offers Master's programs in:


The Michigan Mathematics Department also offers an MLB Scholars Program which is an enhanced option for the M.S. degree in either Mathematics or Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics for eligible students to give them professional knowledge of pure or applied mathematics in order to prepare to them for continuing toward a Ph.D.

Please click the program you are interested in for information on applying and program requirements.

Student Spotlight

Leighton Wilson is a fifth year Ph.D. student in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics originally from Alabama.  Leighton plays the banjo, collects vinyl records, and enjoys Americana, progressive rock, and pre-war blues.  Leighton's grandfather inspired his love of science and math.  Leighton's grandfather spent his career as a civil engineer, and now at the age of 92, he still pulls out his old calculus and differential equations books to do math for fun.  Leighton has a Simian crease on his right hand, which means instead of having two transverse palmar creases, he has just one like most non-human primates do. Last May, Leighton completed the Trans-Zion Trek, a 47 mile backpacking route in Zion National Park.  "It was quite honestly the hardest thing I've ever done, but the views were spectacular."  We are so pleased to have Leighton in our department!

Questions? 
You can send an email to math-grad-office@umich.edu