Applied Mathematics

Graduate Program

Our graduate program provides training and research activities in a broad spectrum of applied mathematics.

Professor with students
Graduate students enjoy a lively conversation with Professor Björn Sandstede

The principal areas of research activities represented in the Division of Applied Mathematics are:

  • ordinary, functional, and partial differential equations
  • probability, statistics and stochastic systems theory
  • neuroscience, pattern theory, and computational/mathematical biology
  • numerical analysis and scientific computation.

The effort in virtually all the research areas ranges from applied and algorithmic problems to the study of fundamental mathematical questions.  Many of our faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary research collaborations with colleagues here at Brown or elsewhere. This breadth is one of the great strengths of the program and is further reflected in the courses we offer.  Brown offers full financial support for five years, including full summer support for 3 months, and generous health benefits.  Our graduate program focuses on doctoral training, and we accept Masters students only as part of Brown University's 5th year Masters program.


Graduate Handbook

For those who are interested in further exploring the Graduate Program in Applied Mathematics, the Graduate Handbook provides an excellent summary of information outlining the program's requirements, research areas, faculty, and course offerings.  It also provides an overview of commonly raised questions to aid graduate students in navigating the journey that graduate study and degree completion will entail.

Download the Applied Mathematics Graduate Handbook

More Information

If you require information that is not covered in the above links, then please contact:

  • Director of Graduate Studies, Chi-Wang Shu, regarding academic matters.
  • Graduate Program Coordinator, Candida Hall, regarding administrative matters relating to the graduate program. 

For more specific information, please visit another helpful resource Graduate Student Resources.