The Department of Mathematics offers rigorous graduate programs that combine study and research opportunities under the direction of an internationally known faculty. The Department offers an Advanced Certificate in Computational Science, and three graduate degree programs: the Master of Arts (MA) in Mathematics; the Master of Science (MS) in Computational and Applied Mathematics; and, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

  • MA Program
    As reported by the American Mathematical Society, Mathematician was the #1 rated career in CareerCast’s Job Rated 2014 report. Individuals who have demonstrated a high level of mathematical acumen by obtaining a Master's in mathematics are highly prized in both the academic and private sector job markets.
  • MS Program
    The demand for a professional labor force skilled in data analysis and statistical methods, alongside scientific computation and other applied mathematics techniques, and has grown tremendously over the last decade, and all indications are that such growth will further accelerate in the near future.
  • Doctoral Program (PhD)
    UB's doctoral program in mathematics aims toward generating career options for our students. Additionally, the program guides students toward being prepared for research by the end of third year of coursework.
  • Admissions
    While the graduate student applicant is expected to have a strong undergraduate background in mathematics, a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics is not required for admission.
  • Graduate Course Descriptions
    On this page you will find the listing of graduate course descriptions (selected). See course listings for current semester, here.
  • Graduate Research
    Graduate students are involved in research at both the MA, MS, and PhD level. PhD students start research once they find a thesis advisor.
  • Fellowships, Scholarships, Awards
    Each year the Department supports approximately fifty graduate students, most as teaching assistants. Unlike many other universities, during the first three years of study teaching assistants do not teach their own classes, but instead meet with students in small recitation sections. This means that the time required for teaching duties here is generally less than the time required at other institutions.
  • PhD Recipients, 2010 to present
    Congratulations to our PhD alumni. This page contains a listing of UB Mathematics PhD recipients, from 2010 to 2021. 
  • Association for Women in Mathematics
    Welcome to the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Chapter at the University at Buffalo!  AWM is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 for the purpose of encouraging women and girls to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and promoting equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
  • Graduate Student Lecture Series
    The Mathematics Graduate Student Lecture Series is hosting a webpage containing information of seminar talks for personal and communal math learning. The purpose of MATH GSLS site is to maintain and share the notes, posters, slides, and topics of the talks.


Jenny Russell

Assistant to the Graduate Director

Department of Mathematics

227 Mathematics Building, Buffalo, NY 14260-2900

Phone: 716-645-8782; Fax: 716-645-5039