Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate degrees offered


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


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

Distance Education Opportunities

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

On the Web



About admissions and campus visits:

Campus Address

203 Avery Hall

Lincoln NE 68588-0130

Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

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 ConsiderationFall: January 18
OtherwiseApplications received after the deadline may be considered depending upon space/funding availability.


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.

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
Steve Cohn
Applied Mathematics; Mathematical Modeling
Carina Curto
Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience
Bo Deng
Dynamical Systems
Allan Donsig
Operator Algebras
Steve Dunbar
Applied Mathematics; Mathematics Education
Mikil Foss
Calculus of Variations
Adam Fuller
Operator Algebras and Mutivariate Operator Theory
Brian Harbourne
Algebraic Geometry
Stephen Hartke
Combinatorics; Graph Theory
Susan Hermiller
Geometric Group Theory
Michelle Homp
Mathematics Education
Srikanth Iyengar
Commutative Algebra
Yu Jin
Mathematical Biology; Dynamical systems and Differential Equations; Applied Mathematics
Christine Kelley
Coding Theory
Yvonne Lai
Mathematics Education
Glenn Ledder
Applied Mathematics; Mathematical Modeling
Jim Lewis
Commutative Algebra; Mathematics Education
David Logan
Applied Mathematics; Mathematical Ecology
Thomas Marley
Commutative Algebra; Coding Theory
John Meakin
Geometric Group Theory; Semigroups
Suzette Person
Software Testing and Program Analysis Techniques in the Context of Evolving Software
Allan Peterson
Difference and Differential Equations
David Pitts
Operator Algebras
Jamie Radcliffe
Petronela Radu
Partial Differential Equations
Mohammad Rammaha
Partial Differential Equations
Richard Rebarber
Control Theory
Alexandra Seceleanu
Commutative Algebra, with an interest in Homological Methods and Connections to Algebraic Geometry
Brigitte Tenhumberg
Population Ecology; Behavior and Life History Theory; Mathematical Modeling
Daniel Toundykov
Partial Differential Equations
Judy Walker
Algebraic Coding Theory
Mark Walker
Algebraic K-Theory

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