Graduate Degrees

Our graduate students are highly sought after, not only for their knowledge of mathematics, but also for their ability to solve problems, to think abstractly, to see the big picture and to articulate their ideas with clarity and precision.

Students can pursue a master's or doctoral degree within a personalized, rewarding educational atmosphere and exceptionally productive research environment.

See below for more information on graduate degrees offered by the Department of Mathematics, or access the catalog of all graduate degrees offered by the University of Denver.


Graduate Program Brochure

Interested in graduate studies in mathematics? Consult our graduate program brochure:

Master of Arts in Mathematics

This degree offers a broader mathematical experience than our master of science option and it is geared toward students interested in, for instance, careers in finance or secondary school education. Helping to improve a student's analytical and logical problem-solving skills, the program covers subjects ranging from algebraic logic to combinatorial algorithms. Students will leave this program prepared to pursue advanced careers in industry and government.

Master of Science in Mathematics

This degree is a more intensive mathematical experience than our master of arts option, making it an ideal fit for students interested in science and engineering. The program's curriculum provides students the opportunity to improve their logical and analytical problem-solving skills through courses such as differential geometry and functional analysis. Students can leave well prepared for further graduate study in mathematics or cognate disciplines, or to pursue advanced careers in industry, the financial sector or government.

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

This degree offers graduate students a thorough education in mathematics. The program prepares students to advance the frontiers of knowledge within a specific area of mathematics. Students finish the degree by writing a dissertation that is designed to make a significant contribution to research literature.

Emphasized areas of research include algebraic logic, dynamical systems, functional analysis, nonassociative mathematics, ordered structures, probabilistic combinatorics and set theory. Students graduating with a PhD are prepared for careers in academia but also acquire highly sought skills for positions in industry, finance and government.

Visit our resource page for PhD students, including information on preliminary exams

PhD students resources