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The Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at Rutgers University–Newark and the Department of Mathematics at New Jersey Institute of Technology offer a joint Ph.D. program in the Mathematical Sciences, ranked 74th in the country by US News and World Report. This is a rigorous program in mathematics consisting of extensive course work and original research in one of the department's many fields of expertise leading to a dissertation. Typically, the program is completed in five to six years. Applicants to the program should have a strong undergraduate background in mathematics. Combined graduate faculties from both institutions provide research opportunities in a variety of fields including:  Algebra, Analysis, Data Science, Geometric Group Theory, Kleinian Groups, Low-dimensional Topology, Mathematical Physics, Number Theory, Representation Theory and Teichmüller Theory.

The Ph.D. program in Mathematical Sciences at Rutgers-Newark provides several advantages to students joining the program.

We offer:

  • An active research environment with an opportunity to work with a variety of outstanding faculty advisors.
  • A favorable student-faculty ratio. Currently, we have 1.5 faculty for each Ph.D. student.
  • A small program where students receive personalized attention from their professors.
  • A commitment to providing financial support to our Ph.D. students. It is our goal to provide all our Ph.D. students with financial support throughout their studies, as long as they are making sufficient progress in their work.
  • A commitment to building a diverse population of students. RU-Newark has the nation's most culturally diverse student body.  We solicit inquiries and applications from members of groups which have been historically under-represented in mathematics, such as women and minority groups.
  • A high completion rate.
  • A central location in New Jersey supporting a wide range of activities with an easy train ride to New York City and Princeton.


For more information about the Rutgers-Newark Ph.D. Program in Mathematical Sciences, please contact the Graduate Director.