Mathematics


Winter break is December 24 through January 4

University offices will be closed but our Application for Graduate Admission will still be open.

If you apply during the break we'll contact you with additional details in early January. You may receive automated app-related messages before then. You'll gain access to GAMES, if applicable, after your application has been processed.

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.
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Contacts for Mathematics

On the Web

Mathematics

Graduate Chair

Dr. Susan Hermiller

hermiller@unl.edu

402-472-7238

Graduate Recruiting Chair

Dr. Mark Walker

mwalker5@unl.edu

402-472-0521

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
  • 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 24
OtherwiseApplications 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.

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
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
Lynn Erbe
Differential Equations
Emeritus
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
Gwendolen Hines
Dynamical Systems
Michelle Homp
Mathematics Education
Vladimir Itskov
Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience; Algebraic Topology; Mathematical Biology
Srikanth Iyengar
Commutative Algebra
Yu Jin
Mathematical Biology; Dynamical systems and differential equations; Applied mathematics
Gerald Johnson
Feynman Integral and Feynman's Operational Calculus
Emeritus
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
John Orr
Web Technology in Education; Operator Theory
Ira Papick
Primary Mathematics
Allan Peterson
Difference and Differential Equations
David Pitts
Operator Algebras
Jamie Radcliffe
Combinatorics
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
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
Brigitte Tenhumberg
Invasion Ecology; Ecology of Populations; Decision Theory
Daniel Toundykov
Partial Differential Equations
Judy Walker
Algebraic Coding Theory
Mark Walker
Algebraic K-Theory
Roger Wiegand
Commutative Algebra
Emeritus
Sylvia Wiegand
Commutative Algebra
Emeritus
Gordon Woodward
Mathematics Education; Analysis
Emeritus
Wenliang Zhang
Commutative Algebra

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