## Graduate Degree Program Summary

### Graduate programs offered

#### Earn a Graduate Degree

**MA in Mathematics**(33-36 cr, Option I, II, or III) with optional specialization:- Applied Mathematics
- Environmental Studies
- Pure Mathematics
- Water Resources Planning and Management

**MAT in Mathematics**(36 cr, Option II or III) with optional specialization:- Teaching of Middle Level Mathematics

**MS in Mathematics**(33-36 cr, Option I, II, or III) with optional specialization:- Applied Mathematics
- Bioinformatics
- Environmental Studies
- Pure Mathematics
- Water Resources Planning and Management

**MScT in Mathematics**(36 cr, Option II or III)**PhD in Mathematics**(90 cr) with optional specialization:- Bioinformatics
- Environmental Studies
- Survey Sampling

##### 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:**

**Other programs:**

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

### Contacts for Mathematics

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#### Other Ways to Connect

**On the Web**

Mathematics

**Questions**

About admissions and campus visits:

mathgraduateprograms@unl.edu

**Campus Address**

203 Avery Hall

Lincoln NE 68588-0130

### Application checklist and deadlines

#### 1. Required by Graduate Studies

*Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.*

- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee
- One set of transcripts uploaded to MyRED
*If English is not your native language:*verification of English proficiency*If you are not a US citizen and you expect an F or J visa:*financial information

#### 2. Required by Mathematics

*After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access so you can complete these requirements via MyRED.*

- 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, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

##### Application Deadlines for Mathematics

- For Financial Consideration: January 23 for Fall.
- 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.*

### 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 work with an advisor to create a
**plan of study**and follow the Steps to Degree Completion. See all courses or jump to related subjects: - Cost of attendance differs from one student to another. Try our Cost Estimator or see Tuition, Fees, and Funding for details.

### Faculty and research

*Where available, names link to bios or homepages and contact card icons () link to directory listings with address, phone, and email.*

**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

**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

**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

**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

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For additional details check out the dept./program website: Mathematics.

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