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MA Program

Why Master of Arts rather than Master of Science? We use the term art in the sense of a "skill," as opposed to science, which in this context is used in the sense of "knowledge." Indeed, when the fine arts were more concerned with skill rather than expression, one was as likely to pursue mathematical research in an art studio as in a university.

Our graduate program is modeled on an apprenticeship, in which the student's mathematical arts are refined and developed through contact with problems and applications, under the supervision of highly research-active faculty mentors. Although no thesis is required, students develop their art through Problem Seminars and Topics courses, which focus on problems and topics at the frontiers of applied research. An unusual aspect of our program is the presence of a distinguished consulting faculty, who regularly assess the relevance of the program to trends in science and in the industry.

Students may apply to be admitted in the spring, summer or fall semester. In general, courses are structured so that students can begin the program in any semester.

Admissions Requirements: please review the admissions requirements for the graduate programs in mathematics.

PhD Program

The department also offers a course of study leading to a PhD in mathematical sciences. This is a small, highly selective program that emphasizes individual study in one or more areas of research pursued by department faculty: fluid dynamics and shock waves; geometric analysis; optimization; complexity theory; partial differential equations of elliptic, hyperbolic and mixed type; the theory of risk; mathematical, theoretical and computational physics; universal algebras; operator theory; and the theory of plasma waves.

Computing facilities include clusters shared between the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Total computing power of these shared clusters is equivalent to 480 cores. 

Admissions Requirements: Admission to the doctoral program requires 60-credit hours of graduate-level coursework. Students interested in admission to the program should contact the member of the graduate faculty with whom they wish to study or the department chair.

Center for Mathematical Sciences

The Center for Mathematical Sciences began operations in September, 2014. Its mission is to provide a university-wide, vertically integrated resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate students having mathematical interests, and a vehicle for interaction between Yeshiva University and the larger scientific community.  The Center contributes to preparing the university’s most promising undergraduates for academic or industrial careers at the frontiers of applied/industrial mathematics. Research at the Center focuses on new fields of pure and applied mathematics and the modeling of new technologies. All the members of the Center have regular faculty appointments at Yeshiva University. The main activity of the Center is to host extended visits by leaders in various fields of mathematics and its applications, as well as shorter visits by talented younger mathematicians. The Center also promotes the dissemination and popularization of frontier research in mathematics, particularly in fields of interest to students and faculty at Yeshiva University.

Director: Morton Lowengrub

Executive Committee: Morton Lowengrub (ex officio); Marian Gidea, Antonella Marini,

Members: Sergey Buldyrev (Physics), Wenxiong Chen (Mathematical Sciences), Alessandro CItanna (Economics), Marian Gidea (Mathematical Sciences), Aaron Golden (Mathematical Sciences and Computational Genetics), James Kahn (Economics), Morton Lowengrub (Mathematical Sciences), Antonella Marini (Mathematical Sciences), Emil Prodan (Physics), Lea Ferreira dos Santos (Physics), Fredy Zypman (Physics)


Information on departmental colloquia is given here.