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Mathematics & Statistics

Graduate Program in Mathematics

Dr. Bénéteau and Students


The Mathematics Faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of South Florida consists of approximately 30 members. There are currently more than 60 students seeking graduate degrees in mathematics; the department supports approximately 40 of these students with Graduate Teaching Assistantships.

Research interests of the Faculty span over: Algebra, Analysis, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Algebraic Geometry, Optimization Theory, Mathematical Physics, Approximation Theory, Combinatorics, Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Control Theory, Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Integrable Systems, Knot Theory, Nonlinear Analysis, Number Theory, Probability, Soliton Theory, Special Functions, Stochastic Modeling and Analysis, Theoretical Computer Science, and other areas.

Recent recipients of the Ph.D. in Mathematics can be found at Recent Ph.D.s


Mathematics Graduate Admissions Director Dr. Brendan Nagle Advises prospective students
Mathematics Graduate Program Director Dr. Brian Curtin Advises current graduate students
Academic Program Specialist Mary Parrish Graduate Student Liaison—the first person to talk to

Prospective Students

Applying: Those interested in applying to USF's Mathematics Graduate Program should consult the information found at How to Apply.

Campus Visits: Students applying to our Ph.D. program are welcome to visit our campus to learn more about the Program. Interested students should contact the Academic Program Specialist, Mary Parrish, for details.

Current Students

Teaching Seminar: During the spring semester, the department runs a teaching seminar for new graduate teaching assistants (TAs). Each incoming TA is expected to participate in this seminar. It consists of discussions of teaching methods for college-level mathematics courses, observations of classes taught by faculty members and fellow TAs, and presentations of a short lecture by the seminar participants.

Job Search Seminar: During the fall semester, the department offers a job search seminar to advise graduating students on how to apply for jobs, both in academia and industry. The student's graduate advisor will also generally provide career advice. Other sources of information for job-seekers can be found at Job Advice and at American Mathematical Society.