The University of Arkansas offers programs preparing students for a variety of careers paths. We strive to give students a broad background in the mathematical sciences. We offer the degrees of M.S. in mathematics and in statistics, an M.A. degree in secondary mathematics, and the Ph.D. in mathematics. The department and the Graduate School do have a number of awards.
The department, with 26 faculty members, is committed to excellence in both teaching and research. Most faculty members work closely with students, directing doctoral dissertations and individual reading course work. Many faculty have been awarded external funding for their research from the National Science Foundation (NSF). A number are internationally renown experts in their fields, often lecturing around the world at conferences and other institutions. Among several research areas represented, the department is particularly strong in the field of analysis.
The department, with about fifty graduate students from the U.S. and abroad, and about half female, is a fairly diverse one and encourages a sense of community. Almost all students are supported financially through teaching assistantships, which includes all tuition. On average, about 2 students receive Ph.D. degrees and 15 students M.S. degrees per year. Our doctoral students usually find positions in academia, while our masters students pursue industrial careers or teach at the secondary or community college level.
Atlantis Exchange Program
Master and PhD graduate students in mathematics or statistics, are eligible to participate in a study abroad program sponsored by the US department of education and the University of Arkansas. This program (called ATLANTIS) provides funding for graduate students to spend one semester at one of the following four European universities: University of Bologna (Italy), University of Paris 7 (France), University of Rennes (France) and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain). Participating students will take graduate courses (for credit) at the host university and will have the opportunity to enjoy the rich multi-cultural environment offered by these European cities.
Located in the Ozark Mountains, in the Northwest region of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a population of almost 70,000, still has the feeling of a small city, but with many of the advantages of a larger one. It is often nationally recognized as one of the best places to live. The Northwest Arkansas region is one of the fastest growing regions of the country.
For further information, contact:
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Mathematical Sciences
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-3351
Fax: (479) 575-8630