Graduate Program in Applied Mathematics

Graduate Program in Applied Mathematics


Graduate students enjoy a lively conversation with our chair, Björn SandstedeGraduate students enjoy a lively conversation with our chair, Björn Sandstede

Our graduate program provides training and research activities in a broad spectrum of applied mathematics. The principal areas of research activities represented in the Division of Applied Mathematics are ordinary, functional, and partial differential equations; probability, statistics and stochastic systems theory; neuroscience, pattern theory, and computational/mathematical biology; numerical analysis and scientific computation. The effort in virtually all the research areas ranges from applied and algorithmic problems to the study of fundamental mathematical questions; many of our faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary research collaborations with colleagues here at Brown or elsewhere. This breadth is one of the great strengths of the program and is further reflected in the courses we offer.  Brown offers full financial support for five years, including summer support for 2.5 months, and generous health benefits.  Our graduate program focuses on doctoral training, and we accept Masters students only as part of Brown University's 5th year Masters program.

To learn more, visit Brown's Graduate Admissions, where information about the process, and relevant deadlines, can be found. Additional information about all aspects of our program can be found in our Graduate Handbook, whilst a list of answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.  If you require information that is not covered in the above links, then please contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Mark Ainsworth, regarding academic matters, or our Graduate Program Coordinator, Jean Radican, regarding administrative matters relating to the graduate programme. 

 The Division of Applied Mathematics does not offer a professional Masters program. However, our instructional and research offerings afford rich possibilities for those who are preparing for careers in industry or government or who will seek teaching jobs that do not require the PhD, and who wish to improve their background in any of the various areas of applied mathematics.  A handout has been prepared especially for students who seek information about the specific requirements for the ScM in Applied Mathematics.