## Graduate Degree Program Summary

### Graduate degrees offered

#### Degrees

- M.A.; M.S.; M.A.T.; M.Sc.T.; Ph.D.

#### Areas

A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.

**Areas of Study**

- Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Biology
- Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, and K-Theory
- Control Theory
- Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Time Scales
- Discrete Mathematics and Coding Theory
- Functional Integration
- Groups, Semigroups, and Topology
- Mathematics Education
- Operator Theory and Operator Algebras

**Specializations**

- Teaching of Middle Level Mathematics (M.A.T.and M.Sc.T)

#### Distance Education Opportunities

The M.A.T. may be completed online.### Contacts for Mathematics

#### On the Web

#### Campus Address

203 Avery Hall

Lincoln NE 68588-0130

### Application checklist and deadlines

#### Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

**Application for Graduate Admission**- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
*If your native language is not English:*verification of English proficiency*If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa:*financial resource information

See also: steps to admission.

#### Required by Mathematics in GAMES

*After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:*

- Entrance exam(s): GRE except for mathematics teachers pursuing the MAT degree
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 600, Internet TOEFL 100, IELTS 7.5
- Resume
- Statement of purpose
- Three recommendation letters

When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

##### Application Deadlines for Mathematics

For Financial Consideration | Fall: January 24 |

Otherwise | Applications received after the deadline may be considered depending upon space/funding availability. |

### Description

The Department of Mathematics offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Arts for Teachers, Master of Science for Teachers, and Doctor of Philosophy. An excellent colloquium series exposes students to recent developments in the mathematical sciences from a variety of distinguished speakers.

Students also have access to an excellent research library, a mathematical sciences database, and two computer laboratories with state-of-the-art computational facilities.

Students also have access to an excellent research library, a mathematical sciences database, and two computer laboratories with state-of-the-art computational facilities.

#### Courses and More

Students in*Mathematics*are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

### Faculty and research

**George Avalos**

Control Theory

**Luchezar Avramov**

Commutative Algebra

**Mark Brittenham**

Low-Dimensional Topology

**Rao Chivukula**

Analysis

*Emeritus***Leo Chouinard**

Algebra; Combinatorics

*Emeritus***Lynn Erbe**

Differential Equations

*Emeritus***Mikil Foss**

Calculus of Variations

**Brian Harbourne**

Algebraic Geometry

**Gwendolen Hines**

Dynamical Systems

**Vladimir Itskov**

Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience; Algebraic Topology; Mathematical Biology

**Yu Jin**

Mathematical Biology; Dynamical systems and differential equations; Applied mathematics

**Gerald Johnson**

Feynman Integral and Feynman's Operational Calculus

*Emeritus***Yvonne Lai**

Mathematics Education

**John Orr**

Web Technology in Education; Operator Theory

**Ira Papick**

Primary Mathematics

**Richard Rebarber**

Control Theory

**Alexandra Seceleanu**

Commutative algebra, with an interest in homological methods and connections to algebraic geometry

**Thomas Shores**

Group theory, ring theory, commutative algebra, general numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, numerical differential equations, Sinc methods, inverse theory

*Emeritus***Dave Skoug**

Functional Integration

*Emeritus***Gordon Woodward**

Mathematics Education; Analysis

*Emeritus***Wenliang Zhang**

Commutative Algebra

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