Graduate Program in Mathematics

Mathematics graduate students at Illinois

The Department of Mathematics offers several graduate degrees, including

  • a PhD in Mathematics
  • a PhD in Mathematics with a Concentration in Actuarial Science and Risk Analytics
  • MS degrees in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and the Teaching of Mathematics

The department won the Exemplary Program Award (2017) from the American Mathematical Society.

The department has 70 full-time faculty members and 20 postdoctoral faculty and is housed largely in Altgeld Hall, a beautiful stone Romanesque building in the heart of the Illinois campus, and contains one of the world's best mathematics libraries. The 150 doctoral students enjoy a collaborative atmosphere and a lively schedule of about twenty-five research seminars and lectures each week. Sixty of our PhD students are women, and we support an active chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). Graduate students explore multiple career paths through an innovative program of internships in science and industry.

Graduate Program Staff

The Mathematics Graduate Studies office is located in
267 Altgeld Hall, 1409 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Marci Blocher, Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies
267 Altgeld Hall | 217-333-5749 | math-grad@illinois.edu

Karen Mortensen, Associate Director of Graduate Studies
265 Altgeld Hall | 217-333-3400 | kmortens@illinois.edu

Lee DeVille, Director of Graduate Studies
259 Altgeld Hall | 217-333-3400 | rdeville@illinois.edu