Graduate Degree Programs in the Mathematical Sciences
The graduate faculty of Rutgers-New Brunswick offers a variety of degree programs for students interested in the Mathematical Sciences. Some of these are offered by the Mathematics faculty, while others are operated by other units of the university.
Degree Programs offered by the Graduate Faculty in Mathematics
- Ph.D. in Mathematics
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. The program is typically completed in five or six years. Applicants to the program should have a strong undergraduate background in Mathematics.
- Joint Ph.D. in Mathematics and Quantitative Biomedicine (QB)
There is a new opportunity for students interested in interdisciplinary graduate research and training to earn a joint Ph.D. degree in Mathematics and Quantitative Biomedicine (QB). The joint Ph.D. program is designed to provide depth of study in mathematics as well as interdisciplinary breadth of study in a quantitative area of the life sciences. Joint Ph.D. students will follow the requirements (coursework, qualifying exams, etc) of the Mathematics program, working with an advisor to strategize on how to best align and streamline the coursework requirements. In addition, education of joint Ph.D. students includes approximately five courses of an interdisciplinary nature: one foundational course in biochemistry and/or molecular biology, one or two 3-credit courses at the interface of mathematics and the life sciences, two 1-credit seminars, and one time taking the 2-credit Winter Session Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Boot Camp. Some of these courses are expected to also satisfy the requirements of the Mathematics program. Joint Ph.D. students will pursue research that will involve exploration at the interface of the quantitative and life sciences.
Applications for the joint degree are made through the standard Mathematics program application channels, with a specific indication of interest in the joint Ph.D. program with QB (in the essay/personal statement). Students will earn a joint Ph.D. degree that not only reflects the full credentials of the core discipline Ph.D., but also broad interdisciplinary training that enables graduates to direct research at the interface of the quantitative and life sciences.
More details about the QB program can be found here.
- M.S. in Mathematics - Mathematical Finance option
This program integrates theoretical foundations with practical applications to derivative security pricing.
Further information about the M.S.- Mathematical Finance option.
- M.S. in Mathematics - Traditional option
The faculty of mathematics also offers a "traditional" Masters in Mathematics degree. However, this degree is awarded infrequently, and students are accepted only in special circumstances.
Further information for prospective students: M.S. - Traditional option.
- Non-degree study in Mathematics
Admission to non-degree study allows a student to take graduate courses without being in a degree program. The standard limit for non-degree study is 6 credits per semester and 12 credits in total.
Further information for prospective students: Non-degree study.
Other units of Rutgers - New Brunswick that offer Mathematics related graduate programs
- Statistics and Biostatistics Graduate Program
- Rutgers Center for Operations Research (RUTCOR)
- Center for Quantitative Biology (formerly BIOMAPS)
- The Graduate School of Education offers masters and doctoral degrees specifically focused on Mathematics Education.
- The Rutgers Professional Science Master's Program offers the Master of Business and Science. The MBS degree is part of a national movement of Professional Science Master's programs that brings together master's level study in science, engineering, and math with "plus" courses in business and policy. The MBS has several areas of concentration related to Mathematics, including Actuarial Science and Industrial Mathematics.