Graduate Program in Mathematics

Mathematics graduate students at Illinois

The Department of Mathematics offers the PhD in Mathematics with the option of a Concentration in Actuarial Science and Risk Analytics, as well as 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 campus with one of the world's best mathematics libraries. The 155 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 |

Karen Mortensen, Associate Director of Graduate Studies
265 Altgeld Hall | 217-333-3400 |

Lee DeVille, Director of Graduate Studies
259 Altgeld Hall | 217-333-3400 |