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2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 23, 2024
2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Mathematics

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The Department of Mathematics offers programs leading to a Master of Arts in mathematics, Master of Science in mathematics, Master of Arts in applied mathematics, Master of Science in applied mathematics, Dual MS degree in mathematics and computer science. The department also offers a Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Jonathan Rubin
Main Office: 301 Thackeray Hall
Fax: 412-624-8397

Additional information concerning the department’s graduate program may be obtained from the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Mathematics, Graduate Administrator, 301 Thackeray Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-1175. Fax: 412-624-8397. E-mail:


Official TOEFL scores from the Educational Testing Service are required if you are an international student whose native language is not English. International applicants whose first language is not English must attain either a minimum TOEFL (administered by the Educational Testing Service) score of 577 (paper-based test), 90 (internet-based test), or an IELTS (administered by the University of Cambridge, Local Examinations Syndicate) score of 7.0. All applicants are required to submit official GRE scores and are highly encouraged to submit GRE Mathematics subject test scores.

Financial Assistance

If there are adequate funds, graduate students receiving a fellowship or teaching assistantship/teaching fellowship who have demonstrated high-quality graduate work can expect to have financial aid renewed for up to two years. Renewal beyond the second year occurs only if they have successfully passed the PhD preliminary examination by April of the second year. Renewal beyond the third year similarly depends upon passing the PhD comprehensive exam. Beyond that, additional financial aid from the department will be contingent upon a yearly review assessing progress toward completing the dissertation and, under normal conditions, can continue for five years. A graduate student who has not passed these examinations, as described above, is not eligible for additional financial assistance until these examinations are passed.


Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Faculty  


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