Research interests include algebra, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, differential equations, differential geometry, logic and foundations, modern analysis, noncommutative geometry, number theory, operator algebras, probability and topology. 

Degrees Offered:

  • MA, MS, PhD

Degree Details:


Requires 30 semester hours of approved graduate study with a presentation of a mathematics project or thesis before a faculty committee.

MS in Applied Mathematics

Requires 30 hours of graduate course work, at least 18 hours in the mathematics department and at least six hours in a minor area where mathematics plays a significant role, and a presentation of a mathematics project or thesis before a faculty committee.


Requires 30 hours of approved graduate study and 30 hours of dissertation credit, successful completion of preliminary and comprehensive examinations and a successful dissertation defense.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Hold at least a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00.
  3. Have demonstrated mathematical maturity and accomplishment roughly at the level of a successful mathematics major at CU Boulder. Must also demonstrate mathematical potential: success in courses in advanced calculus and abstract algebra help demonstrate this potential.
  4. GRE scores: General and mathematics subject specific exams are mandatory.
  5. TOEFL scores: International students must pass the TOEFL with a score of at least 100 unless they matriculated at an English-speaking institution.
  6. Submit three letters of recommendation from accredited mathematicians.

There are no preapplications or pre-evaluations needed for applicants. For specific requirements of the Mathematics department go to

Fall Domestic Application Deadline:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Fall International Application Deadline:

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Contact Information:

University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Mathematics
Graduate Program Assistant
Mathematics 260
395 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0395
Phone 303-492-3161
Fax 303-492-7707

Department of Mathematics website