Collaborate with a creative and innovative community of scholars and students who are able to provide solutions to unique and complex problems. Our faculty members are experts in their field who will help you see things from a new perspective and apply your skills inside and outside the classroom.
Our programs prepare students for positions in the STEM field, including many types of analysts, engineers, and scientists, or for graduate study. We also support the general education of all URI students in the theoretical and applied mathematical sciences by providing them with practical knowledge and experience to strengthen their programs of study. Click here if you’re looking for help deciding which degree to pursue.
Why Do Your Graduate Work at URI?
The department offers both pure and applied M.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics. Our programs are committed to meeting the needs of both industry professionals and full-time graduate students. Research activities are mainly concentrated in the areas of Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Complex Dynamical Systems, Difference Equations, Numerical Analysis, and Applied Analysis.
For full-time students, the department has a number of teaching assistantships that pay a stipend and cover tuition, fees, and insurance (for more information, contact The Graduate Program Coordinator). Graduate students looking to become Teaching Assistants (TA’s) will receive training in teaching upon approval of the assistantship, and many TA’s will have the opportunity to teach their own course.
The M.S. degree focuses on pure, theoretical mathematics. The pure mathematics track is meant for those who plan to pursue a Ph.D. in the future.