Information for Applicants

The Program in Applied Mathematics is one of 3 academic units offering graduate degrees in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Arizona. The others are the Statistics and Data Science Graduate Interdisciplinary Program and the Graduate Program in Mathematics. Watch a video about the Program in Applied Mathematics and request more information about the Program in Applied Mathematics by visiting our UA Graduate College Request for Information form.

The Program in Applied Mathematics is a broad-based interdisciplinary program offering the PhD degree in applied mathematics (an MS degree is also a possibility, decided individually). The aim of the Program is to train students in contemporary applied mathematics, which includes the development of mathematical models, computational, theoretical, and data-driven tools to solve real world problems in physical, engineering, biological and social sciences. 

  • Rigorous program of core courses, which were re-designed in 2019 to include emergent applied mathematics of AI and Machine Learning; Visit our Core Courses webpage.
  • Focus on research, with the earliest opportunity to pursue research activities of the students' choice advised by more than 100 affiliate professors from 6 colleges and 24 departments across UArizona; Visit our Faculty webpage.
  • The Program sponsors a variety of seminars, colloquia, lecture series, workshops and conferences, all of which are considered an integral part of the graduate training program.

We are looking for students who are passionate about mathematics and various applications of mathematics and have a strong track record (courses) in undergraduate Mathematics. However, one does not need to have B.Sc. in Mathematics to be admitted to the Program. In fact, many of our students enter the Program with undergraduate degrees in physical, natural sciences or engineering disciplines.