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Thinking of applying to graduate school in mathematics?

Penn was recently ranked 8th among all US universities in a leading national study, and our mathematics graduate program was recently highest in a study of graduate programs in arts and sciences at Penn. We have a very active and involved mathematics faculty, diverse course offerings and a broad seminar schedule, with a variety of research projects and strengths in algebra, analysis, geometry-topology, combinatorics, logic, probability, and mathematical physics. We have a supportive atmosphere, with personal attention from the faculty and extensive interaction among graduate students. Our grad students can take courses not only in the Mathematics Department but also elsewhere at Penn, and the wide resources of the university are available. Our former graduate students have gone on to mathematical careers both in academia and in industry.

Our full-time Ph.D. students receive a generous and competitive support package including

  • five years of funding with a combination of fellowships and teaching assistantships;
  • a stipend and a full tuition scholarship;
  • no teaching responsibilities for at least two years (generally including the first and fourth year);
  • health insurance coverage provided at no cost to the student.

We invite you to learn about our graduate program, our math department, our university and living in Philadelphia, a cosmopolitan city and a true mathematical hub, with easy access to nearby mathematics departments and research institutes.

We are looking for interested, mathematically talented and dedicated students to be a part of our group of excellent future mathematicians. Consider applying to Penn for your graduate education. Questions?