Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate programs offered

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Areas of Study

These informal areas of focus may help to shape your course of study but they will not appear on transcripts.

  • 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

Online and Distance Opportunities

Offered online:
The M.A.T. may be completed online.

Other programs:
Some online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.

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About admissions and campus visits:

Campus Address
203 Avery Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0130

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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

2. Required by Mathematics

  • Entrance exam(s):
    - PhD Applicants:  GRE
    - MA Applicants:  GRE
    - MS Applicants:  GRE
    - MAT Applicants:  None
  • 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, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

Application Deadlines for Mathematics
  • For Financial Consideration: January 23 for Fall.
  • MAT applications: Rolling deadline.
  • Otherwise: Applications received after the deadline may be considered depending upon space/funding availability.

Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. Our academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years.


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

Faculty and research

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George Avalos

Control Theory

Luchezar Avramov

Commutative Algebra

Mark Brittenham

Low-Dimensional Topology

Steve Cohn

Applied Mathematics; Mathematical Modeling

Bo Deng

Dynamical Systems

Allan Donsig

Operator Algebras

Huijing Du

Computational and Mathematical Biological Modeling

Mikil Foss

Calculus of Variations

Brian Harbourne

Algebraic Geometry

Susan Hermiller

Geometric Group Theory

Michelle Homp

Mathematics Education

Yu Jin

Mathematical Biology; Dynamical systems and Differential Equations; Applied Mathematics

Christine Kelley

Coding Theory

Tri Lai

Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics

Yvonne Lai

Mathematics Education

Adam Larios

Partial differential equations; fluid dynamics; numerical analysis; computational science

Glenn Ledder

Applied Mathematics; Mathematical Modeling

Kyungyong Lee

Algebraic geometry; Algebraic combinatorics; Commutative algebra

Jim Lewis

Commutative Algebra; Mathematics Education

Thomas Marley

Commutative Algebra; Coding Theory

Xavier Perez Gimenez

probabilistic methods in combinatorics

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

Nathan Wakefield

Mathematics education

Judy Walker

Algebraic Coding Theory

Mark Walker

Algebraic K-Theory

Alex Zupan

Geometric topology; Knot theory

This summary page is maintained by Graduate Studies.
For additional details check out the dept./program website: Mathematics.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Kurt Mueller.