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The Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences at Yeshiva University offers training and research opportunities in traditional areas of mathematics as well as in interdisciplinary applications of mathematics. Students in the program can specialize in (i) pure and applied mathematics, or (ii) computational science. Faculty research include areas such as dynamical systems, celestial mechanics, dynamical astronomy and astrophysics, partial differential equations, geometric analysis, algebra, combinatorics, mathematical physics, network science, operator theory, spectral analysis, quantum field theory, mathematics of finance, computational topology, biostatistics, machine learning, computer vision, manifold learning.  Students graduating from our Ph.D. program are prepared to pursue mathematics at the highest levels, in colleges and universities, government, healthcare, research and development. 

The Ph.D. program offers three tracks: 

  • Track I: Three years of study for students who enter with 60 credits of graduate coursework  
  • Track II: Four years of study for students who enter with 30 credits of graduate coursework 
  • Track III: Five years of study for students who enter with no previous graduate coursework  

Besides coursework, students are required to pass a qualifying exam and to complete a doctoral thesis on original research.

YU has an exceptional tradition and legacy in mathematical physics and an impressive track record of training research mathematicians. Famous alumni include Hillel Furstenberg (Abel Prize in Mathematics 2020), Benjamin Weiss, Michael Aizenman and Charles Peskin. We also leverage our excellent locations in midtown and uptown Manhattan to provide our students access to many seminars and conferences in the New York metropolitan area, to facilitate internships with major companies, and to develop connections and land in competitive jobs within or outside of academia.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual wage as of 2022 for jobs in mathematics: actuary ($113,990); postsecondary education administrator ($99,940); mathematician and statistician ($99.960); operations research analyst ($85,720); and postsecondary mathematics and science teacher ($80,840).

Various scholarships and financial aid are available. A limited number of teaching and research assistantships, which include a tuition waiver and a stipend, are available on a competitive basis.

Come to New York City to study and network with the best. Apply now!

Program Highlights

Exciting research projects such as on the fractional Laplacian, chaos theory, energy harvesting, solar system and galactic dynamics, black holes, big-bang singularity, financial bubbles, topological insulators.

Engagement in research leading to publications in peer-review journals and participation in national and international conferences.

Building a robust theoretical foundation, proficiency in applying mathematics to real-world problems, and mastery of computational abilities.

Opportunities to develop pedagogical skills through teaching courses, recitations, and computer labs.

External funding opportunities through the NSF, NIH, NASA, Simons Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Keck Foundation, and other funding agencies.

Students can take graduate courses at the CUNY-Graduate Center through a cooperation agreement. 

Full Program Breakdown

The Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences at Yeshiva University offers training and research opportunities in traditional areas of mathematics as well as in interdisciplinary applications of mathematics. Students in the program can specialize in (i) pure and applied mathematics, or (ii) computational science. Faculty research include areas such as dynamical systems, celestial mechanics, dynamical astronomy and astrophysics, partial differential equations, geometric analysis, algebra, combinatorics, mathematical physics, network science, operator theory, spectral analysis, quantum field theory, mathematics of finance, computational topology, biostatistics, machine learning, computer vision, manifold learning.  Students graduating from our Ph.D. program are prepared to pursue mathematics at the highest levels, in colleges and universities, government, healthcare, research and development. 

The Ph.D. program offers three tracks: 

  • Track I: Three years of study for students who enter with 60 credits of graduate coursework  
  • Track II: Four years of study for students who enter with 30 credits of graduate coursework 
  • Track III: Five years of study for students who enter with no previous graduate coursework  

Besides coursework, students are required to pass a qualifying exam and to complete a doctoral thesis on original research.

YU has an exceptional tradition and legacy in mathematical physics and an impressive track record of training research mathematicians. Famous alumni include Hillel Furstenberg (Abel Prize in Mathematics 2020), Benjamin Weiss, Michael Aizenman and Charles Peskin. We also leverage our excellent locations in midtown and uptown Manhattan to provide our students access to many seminars and conferences in the New York metropolitan area, to facilitate internships with major companies, and to develop connections and land in competitive jobs within or outside of academia.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual wage as of 2022 for jobs in mathematics: actuary ($113,990); postsecondary education administrator ($99,940); mathematician and statistician ($99.960); operations research analyst ($85,720); and postsecondary mathematics and science teacher ($80,840).

Various scholarships and financial aid are available. A limited number of teaching and research assistantships, which include a tuition waiver and a stipend, are available on a competitive basis.

Come to New York City to study and network with the best. Apply now!

Program Highlights

Exciting research projects such as on the fractional Laplacian, chaos theory, energy harvesting, solar system and galactic dynamics, black holes, big-bang singularity, financial bubbles, topological insulators.

Engagement in research leading to publications in peer-review journals and participation in national and international conferences.

Building a robust theoretical foundation, proficiency in applying mathematics to real-world problems, and mastery of computational abilities.

Opportunities to develop pedagogical skills through teaching courses, recitations, and computer labs.

External funding opportunities through the NSF, NIH, NASA, Simons Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Keck Foundation, and other funding agencies.

Students can take graduate courses at the CUNY-Graduate Center through a cooperation agreement. 

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The Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences at Yeshiva University offers training and research opportunities in traditional areas of mathematics as well as in interdisciplinary applications of mathematics. Students in the program can specialize in (i) pure and applied mathematics, or (ii) computational science. Faculty research include areas such as dynamical systems, celestial mechanics, dynamical astronomy and astrophysics, partial differential equations, geometric analysis, algebra, combinatorics, mathematical physics, network science, operator theory, spectral analysis, quantum field theory, mathematics of finance, computational topology, biostatistics, machine learning, computer vision, manifold learning.  Students graduating from our Ph.D. program are prepared to pursue mathematics at the highest levels, in colleges and universities, government, healthcare, research and development. 

The Ph.D. program offers three tracks: 

  • Track I: Three years of study for students who enter with 60 credits of graduate coursework  
  • Track II: Four years of study for students who enter with 30 credits of graduate coursework 
  • Track III: Five years of study for students who enter with no previous graduate coursework  

Besides coursework, students are required to pass a qualifying exam and to complete a doctoral thesis on original research.

YU has an exceptional tradition and legacy in mathematical physics and an impressive track record of training research mathematicians. Famous alumni include Hillel Furstenberg (Abel Prize in Mathematics 2020), Benjamin Weiss, Michael Aizenman and Charles Peskin. We also leverage our excellent locations in midtown and uptown Manhattan to provide our students access to many seminars and conferences in the New York metropolitan area, to facilitate internships with major companies, and to develop connections and land in competitive jobs within or outside of academia.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual wage as of 2022 for jobs in mathematics: actuary ($113,990); postsecondary education administrator ($99,940); mathematician and statistician ($99.960); operations research analyst ($85,720); and postsecondary mathematics and science teacher ($80,840).

Various scholarships and financial aid are available. A limited number of teaching and research assistantships, which include a tuition waiver and a stipend, are available on a competitive basis.

Come to New York City to study and network with the best. Apply now!

Exciting research projects such as on the fractional Laplacian, chaos theory, energy harvesting, solar system and galactic dynamics, black holes, big-bang singularity, financial bubbles, topological insulators.

Engagement in research leading to publications in peer-review journals and participation in national and international conferences.

Building a robust theoretical foundation, proficiency in applying mathematics to real-world problems, and mastery of computational abilities.

Opportunities to develop pedagogical skills through teaching courses, recitations, and computer labs.

External funding opportunities through the NSF, NIH, NASA, Simons Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Keck Foundation, and other funding agencies.

Students can take graduate courses at the CUNY-Graduate Center through a cooperation agreement. 

Internships and STEM-OPT

Gain industry experience in major companies, startups and the YU Innovation Lab through internships in the financial capital of the world – New York – that count toward your degree. Read more on the curriculum page or speak with an adviser.

Yeshiva University's Ph.D. in mathematics is a STEM-approved degree. International students may be eligible for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT). The program also offers several opportunities for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). 

Interested in this program? Apply Now!

At a Glance

66-credit doctorate (36 credits above master’s)

Full-time or part-time

On-campus in New York City

Evening courses so that you can work full-time while completing your degree

Nationally and internationally recognized faculty

Small classes where you’ll get the attention you deserve

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Jared Hakimi 
Director of Graduate Admissions
jared.hakimi@yu.edu
646-592-4722
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Shayna Matzner
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
shayna.matzner@yu.edu
646-592-4726
Schedule an Appointment

Xavier Velasquez
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions Operations
xavier.velasquez@yu.edu
646-592-4737
Schedule an Appointment

Linyu Zheng, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
linyu.zheng@yu.edu
+1-332-271-5865
Schedule an Appointment

Knowledge Requirements

Successful incoming students to the Ph.D. program have mathematical skills, which is often demonstrated by a master's degree and a strong master's thesis. Exceptional students may be admitted to the program without a master's degree and can earn an M.A. degree in mathematics while pursuing their Ph.D. studies. Those applicants must meet admissions requirements for both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs.

Most of our students have an undergraduate degree or other experience in economics, mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering and similar quantitative majors. Some students also come from finance and behavioral sciences so long as they’ve taken several mathematics courses. The faculty believe it's academically important to include students from a variety of different backgrounds and with a diverse set of experiences. 

Prerequisites include one course in multivariate calculus (Calculus 3), one course in linear algebra and one course in statistics/probability with a grade of B or better. 

Application Information 

Visit Graduate Admissions for up-to-date application requirements and deadlines. 

Questions? Schedule an appointment with an admissions director if you have questions about your qualifications, financial aid opportunities and financing your graduate degree. We can do a preliminary transcript review and discuss your admissions and financing options with the Katz School. 

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships 

The Office of Student Finance maintains current tuition and fees for all graduate programs.  

All applicants are automatically considered for the STEM Fellows program. You do not need to submit any additional information. 

Learn More

Helpful Links

Webinars

Join Our Community

Contact Us

Jared Hakimi 
Director of Graduate Admissions
jared.hakimi@yu.edu
646-592-4722
Schedule an Appointment 

Shayna Matzner
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
shayna.matzner@yu.edu
646-592-4726
Schedule an Appointment

Xavier Velasquez
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions Operations
xavier.velasquez@yu.edu
646-592-4737
Schedule an Appointment

Linyu Zheng, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
linyu.zheng@yu.edu
+1-332-271-5865
Schedule an Appointment

Admissions & Financial Aid

Knowledge Requirements

Successful incoming students to the Ph.D. program have mathematical skills, which is often demonstrated by a master's degree and a strong master's thesis. Exceptional students may be admitted to the program without a master's degree and can earn an M.A. degree in mathematics while pursuing their Ph.D. studies. Those applicants must meet admissions requirements for both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs.

Most of our students have an undergraduate degree or other experience in economics, mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering and similar quantitative majors. Some students also come from finance and behavioral sciences so long as they’ve taken several mathematics courses. The faculty believe it's academically important to include students from a variety of different backgrounds and with a diverse set of experiences. 

Prerequisites include one course in multivariate calculus (Calculus 3), one course in linear algebra and one course in statistics/probability with a grade of B or better. 

Application Information 

Visit Graduate Admissions for up-to-date application requirements and deadlines. 

Questions? Schedule an appointment with an admissions director if you have questions about your qualifications, financial aid opportunities and financing your graduate degree. We can do a preliminary transcript review and discuss your admissions and financing options with the Katz School. 

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships 

The Office of Student Finance maintains current tuition and fees for all graduate programs.  

All applicants are automatically considered for the STEM Fellows program. You do not need to submit any additional information. 

Program News

Welcome to Mathematics at Yeshiva University

M.A. and Ph.D. programs on-campus in New York City.

Welcome to Mathematics at Yeshiva University

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NSF Grant to Fund Study of Energy Harvesting Devices

Read more about Dr. Marian Gidea's work

NSF Grant to Fund Study of Energy Harvesting Devices

The research, “Energy Growth, Dissipation, and Control in Hamiltonian Systems,” is supported by a three-year $300,000 National Science Foundation grant, which was awarded in July to investigate dynamical systems, including applications to energy harvesting, celestial mechanics and space mission design. 

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

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Student Modeling Unusual Kind of Natural Energy

Read more about Samuel Akingbade

Student Modeling Unusual Kind of Natural Energy

With the help of an NSF grant, Katz School mathematics Ph.D. candidate Samuel Akingbade is researching the mathematical possibility of continuously capturing energy derived from small amounts of vibration in human and natural activity.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

asteroids

NSF Study Measures Gravity on Asteroids

Read about the research's connection to spacecraft

NSF Study Measures Gravity on Asteroids

Three Katz School mathematics and physics researchers have developed a theoretical framework for predicting the possible shapes and gravitational fields of asteroids.

Read the story here.

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YU Ranked 68th in Best National Universities

Read more about YU’s rankings

YU Ranked 68th in Best National Universities

Yeshiva University ranks 68th among National Universities and 33rd in Best Value Schools in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

Read more about Yeshiva University's rankings in U.S. News & World Report.

Welcome to Mathematics at Yeshiva University

M.A. and Ph.D. programs on-campus in New York City.

Welcome to Mathematics at Yeshiva University

""

NSF Grant to Fund Study of Energy Harvesting Devices

Read more about Dr. Marian Gidea's work

NSF Grant to Fund Study of Energy Harvesting Devices

The research, “Energy Growth, Dissipation, and Control in Hamiltonian Systems,” is supported by a three-year $300,000 National Science Foundation grant, which was awarded in July to investigate dynamical systems, including applications to energy harvesting, celestial mechanics and space mission design. 

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

""

Student Modeling Unusual Kind of Natural Energy

Read more about Samuel Akingbade

Student Modeling Unusual Kind of Natural Energy

With the help of an NSF grant, Katz School mathematics Ph.D. candidate Samuel Akingbade is researching the mathematical possibility of continuously capturing energy derived from small amounts of vibration in human and natural activity.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

asteroids

NSF Study Measures Gravity on Asteroids

Read about the research's connection to spacecraft

NSF Study Measures Gravity on Asteroids

Three Katz School mathematics and physics researchers have developed a theoretical framework for predicting the possible shapes and gravitational fields of asteroids.

Read the story here.

Yeshiva University shield

YU Ranked 68th in Best National Universities

Read more about YU’s rankings

YU Ranked 68th in Best National Universities

Yeshiva University ranks 68th among National Universities and 33rd in Best Value Schools in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

Read more about Yeshiva University's rankings in U.S. News & World Report.

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