The faculty in Duke University’s Department of Mathematics invite you to explore our doctoral program. U.S. News and World Report ranks our department in the top 20 for pure mathematics, and in the top 15 for applied mathematics.
Duke is one of the top research universities in the country. Our mathematics graduate program is small (roughly 50 Ph.D. students), which fosters a close relationship between our faculty and students. We offer a flexible curriculum with very few course requirements, so you can immediately pursue your own research interests.
Our major areas of research include: algebra & combinatorics; analysis; biological modeling; differential & algebraic geometry; mathematical physics; number theory; PDE & dynamical systems; physical modeling; probability; signals, images & data; and topology.
Tell us which areas of research you’re interested in:
Admitted students are guaranteed five years of support, as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. During the first two years teaching assistant duties are light and summer funding is guaranteed. After that, students are usually supported through a combination of teaching assistantships and research grants. Our goal for all students is to finish in five years and get a good job. We have had great success placing our graduates. The majority go to postdoctoral positions at research universities or teaching positions at small colleges. However, many find good jobs in positions such as research scientist or data analyst at governmental agencies and in industry.
Review our placements here: http://math.duke.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/placements
Vibrant Research Culture
In addition to the regular faculty 30 tenure track researchers, we usually host around two dozen postdocs and visitors, producing a lively atmosphere with many seminars, conferences, and special events.
How to Apply
We hope you will consider our program. The application deadline for Duke’s Mathematics Ph.D. program is December 19.
Apply online at: https://gradschool.duke.edu/admissions