The School of Mathematics, located in Vincent Hall on the Minneapolis Campus, offers graduate programs which lead to M.S. and Ph.D.degrees.
There are two tracks to obtain a Ph.D. in Mathematics:
- The General Program;
- The Program with Emphasis in Applied and Industrial Mathematics.
The first of these programs provides a broad background in all areas of mathematics. The second focuses on applications at an early stage. However, acquiring a broad background in mathematics is an important component of the Applied and Industrial Mathematics program.
There are three M.S. Programs in Mathematics:
- M.S. in Mathematics: Plan A which includes a thesis or Plan B which requires coursework only;
- M.S. in Mathematics with Emphasis in Industrial and Applied Mathematics, (Plan A);
- M.S. in Mathematics with Emphasis in Mathematics Education, (Plan B).
Our graduate programs benefit greatly from the presence of the following Centers located in the immediate proximity of the School of Mathematics:
The Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA), associated with the School of Mathematics, is a national research center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The IMA attracts world class faculty, industry scientists and students to the University of Minnesota and helps to produce a uniquely stimulating environment.
The School of Mathematics Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP) assists the School of Mathematics in the M.S. with Emphasis in Mathematics Education Program. The many programs of the Center provide opportunities for graduate students in mathematics to gain experience in innovative teaching methods and curriculum development. Programs of special interest include the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP), the Math and Science Family Fun Fair, professional development events for teachers, and Saturday morning enrichment programs, and summer camps for students in elementary and middle school.
The Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics (MCIM), in the School of Mathematics, facilitates mathematics programs that provide students with broad training appropriate for the industrial and business workforce, thus playing an important role in the Ph.D. and M.S. Programs in Applied Mathematics. Center faculty and students collaborate with companies to provide solutions to problems of industry. Thus, a student works under the guidance of a faculty advisor as well as an industry mentor, and during the summer months a student typically works as an intern in a company. The companies that have participated in our program include: 3M, LORAM, Ford Motor Co., Motorola, Deluxe Corporation, Honeywell, Lucent, General Motors, Computing Devices International, Manufacturer's Services, Lockheed-Martin, Schlumberger, Medtronic, Bellcore and XOX Corporation.