20222023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics



Andrew Bennett, Head
Sarah Reznikoff, Director of graduate studies
138 Cardwell Hall
7855326750
Fax: 7855320546
math@math.ksu.edu
http://www.math.ksu.edu/graduate/
Overview
The Department of Mathematics offers programs of study leading to the master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees. There are over 30 graduate students in the master’s and Ph.D. programs; in addition to American students, there is also a large number of Asian, European, Middle Eastern and African students, thus lending a truly international flavor to the academic environment in the Department. Financial assistance is available on a competitive basis to wellqualified applicants in the form of graduate teaching assistantships and graduate research assistantships; in addition, there are graduate student fellowships and GTA stipend supplements available through the Graduate School on a competitive basis.
Research areas and facilities
The Mathematics Department has internationally recognized programs in harmonic analysis, operator theory, quantum topology, representation theory, group theory, and applied mathematics. The applied mathematics group is active in wave propagation and scattering, reactiondiffusion equations, free boundary problems, and inverse and illposed problems. There are also robust research groups in geometric topology, noncommutative geometry, symplectic geometry, analytic number theory, and probabilistic harmonic analysis.
Kansas State University provides excellent facilities for mathematical research. The university libraries have extensive holdings in the mathematical sciences and a separate Math/Physics branch library is housed in the same building as the Mathematics Department. Even obscure publications are available at the Linda Hall Science Library in Kansas City through interlibrary loan. KSU provides a modern computer environment with access to major mathematical software packages (Mathematica, Matlab, etc.) and full internet access. The Mathematics Department also has its own stateoftheart network of workstations and PC’s used for both teaching and research.
Admission
Applicants to both the masters’ and doctoral programs should have completed work in mathematics at least equivalent to that required for a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Kansas State University. While there are no formal application deadlines, international applicants residing outside the U.S. or Canada should have their application materials in by February 1 to be guaranteed consideration for the fall semester of the same year.
Accelerated
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science
Graduate Certificate
Mathematics
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