The Mathematics Graduate Program

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics Graduate Program Website. Here we hope you will find most, if not all, the information you need to introduce you to our program. For prospective and new students, this website includes information on how to apply to the program and various options for financial aid. In addition, all of the updated program requirements and degree options are described in full detail.

How to Apply
Assistantships and Financial Aid
MS and PhD Degree Programs and Requirements
Selecting an Advisor and Committee
Contact Information
Graduate Courses
PhD Qualifying Course Syllabi
Graduate Program Handbook
Career Options
GTA/GRA Stipend, Health Insurance, Tuition and Fee Information
Employment Opportunities, Fellowships, Workshops, etc.

Forms and Instructions for Current Graduate Students

The graduate program has approximately sixty students, the majority of whom are supported by (primarily) graduate teaching assistantships or graduate research assistantships. Our students have been very successful finding jobs in academia, industry, government as well as K-12 teaching. We offer three MS programs including a General Degree, MS with Outside Specialization and an MS in Computational and Applied Mathematics. In addition, we offer the Ph.D. in Mathematics. Currently, the majority of students in our program seek the Ph.D. as their terminal degree. We also offer a simultaneous undergraduate-graduate program known as Track III that permits talented students to take graduate courses before completing their undergraduate degrees.

The mathematics research faculty at Colorado State is a driving force behind the graduate program’s success. The research faculty, representing areas in both pure and applied mathematics, has a long track record of being awarded prestigious grants from sources including the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Sponsored Research, the National Security Agency, IBM, Siemens Corporate Research, Honeywell, the United States Forest Service and other government and industrial agencies. This program is distinguished by the close cooperation of mathematicians and students collaborating across mathematical and interdisciplinary boundaries.

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, within an hour of Rocky Mountain National Park, twenty minutes away from white water rafting on the Cache La Poudre River; students have numerous opportunities to enjoy themselves (when not studying).

We invite you to explore the Department’s web-pages to assist you in learning more about us. If you have additional questions concerning the Mathematics Graduate Program we invite you to email us at, or, if you prefer, you may reach us by telephone at (970)-491-7925. We are quite happy to assist prospective students to get in contact with professors in areas of their interest. We also encourage visits to the campus to meet the faculty in person. We solicit applications from mathematically talented students from all fields who seek to prepare themselves for diverse careers that require strong analytical thinking skills.

Jennifer Mueller, Professor
Graduate Program Director
Department of Mathematics
Colorado State University