The graduate program in mathematics at the University of Connecticut offers high quality educational and research opportunities in a rural setting with easy access to the rest of the Northeast.
The University campus at Storrs is the major public institution of higher education in the state of Connecticut. Additionally, the University has been rated as the top public university in New England by national publications. We have a relatively small and selective graduate program. We usually have about 300 well-qualified applicants, and offer admission to fewer than 20%. As a medium-sized state university, we offer more individualized and personal attention to students than is common at larger institutions.
The Mathematics Department maintains a strong commitment to research in both pure and applied mathematics. Our graduate faculty are involved in several interdisciplinary activities, which include: the Virtual Cell Project at the UConn Health Center, the UConn Logic Group, joint work with the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Marine Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the School of Education (in particular the Teachers for a New Era initiative). In addition to the faculty here, our graduate students benefit substantially from the presence of Postdoctoal Fellows and Visiting Assistant Professors in the department. There are regularly scheduled seminars across different areas of research in the department and support networks for our graduate students include our TA Program (the official mathematics department support site for Teaching Assistants), TA Network, S.I.G.M.A, and the Noetherian Ring.
Since the University lies at the geographic center for the most active intellectual, cultural and recreational centers in the country, the opportunities for study and recreation are vast. Seminars with participants from The University of Connecticut and Boston University, Brown, MIT, Tufts, UMass Amherst, Wesleyan, WPI, and Yale meet on a regular basis.
In addition to a rich and varied cultural life on campus, the main cultural centers of New England and New York are close at hand.
Graduate Program Assistant