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Pure and Applied Mathematics Doctoral Program

Program Details


Doctor of Philosophy


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Develop and conduct original, cutting-edge mathematical research that applies directly to real-world challenges with a Ph.D. in pure and applied mathematics from Stevens.

Here, you’ll enhance your expertise in pure mathematics foundations and complex mathematical models, but you’ll also learn how to effectively communicate that expertise through presentations and seminars. Alongside a faculty mentor you choose from among our world-class experts, you’ll produce a dissertation that develops a significant result in mathematics, as well as its application. You’ll graduate from the program well prepared for professorial and postdoctoral positions but also leadership roles in various industries, such as government and military research, scientific and management consulting, pharmaceuticals, insurance and financial services.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers dynamic opportunities to explore leading-edge research within a close community of faculty mentors. You'll be able to study under a faculty mentor in the area that you find most exciting:

  • Risk-Averse Optimization

  • Statistics

  • Statistical Learning

  • Design of Clinical Trials

  • Portfolio Theory

  • PDES in Application to Fluid Mechanics

  • Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering

  • Group Theory

  • Algebraic Cryptography

  • Quantum Algorithms

  • Graph Theory

Stevens graduate students have the unique opportunity to learn from foremost experts in AI and machine learning research, and their applications in data science and robotics.

Mathematical Sciences Research at Stevens

Major advantages of studying mathematical sciences at a premier research institution like Stevens include support for your ideas, great mentors and the best tools for your research. Learn more about research in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

The Stevens Advantage

Stevens’ Hoboken, N.J., campus is located close to numerous industry hubs—such as the pharmaceutical corridor in New Jersey and epicenter of American finance in Manhattan—as well as a thriving start-up ecosystem. Employers in these sectors are always on the lookout for talented graduates with expertise in pure and applied mathematics.

More Advantages to Our Program 

  • Customizable curriculum based on student’s needs and interests

  • Rigorous coursework involving training in foundational mathematics

  • Advanced research opportunities working with recognized experts in the field

  • Interdisciplinary electives and independent study

  • Collaboration with other universities and experience working in or with national research centers

  • Career-building activities outside of the classroom, such as professional seminars that students may attend and/or organize

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