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The Department of Mathematics of the University of Houston offers an excellent environment to study mathematics and its applications. We have approximately 300 undergraduate majors, 80 graduate students, and the largest instructional mission on campus, with over 70,000 student credit hours offered each year, including over 10,000 student credit hours in online courses.

Our faculty is internationally recognized for research achievement and teaching, with excellent groups in Mathematical Biology, Computational Mathematics, Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Analysis. We are home to 2 Cullen Chair Professors, 1 M.D. Anderson Chair Professor, 1 Moore’s Chair Professor and a member of the French Academy of Sciences. In the 2010 NRC (National Research Council) Ranking of Mathematics Programs, our Department ranked 61st out of 127 programs, and it received particularly high scores for student satisfaction. In addition, our faculty members hold a large number of NSF grants and contracts from the Medical Center and Private Industry, and we received 3 of the 8 NARP awards given in Texas in 2010.

The Department of Mathematics offers programs leading to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.M.), the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics (M.S.A.M.), Master of Arts in Mathematics (M.A.M), Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. In addition, the Departments of Mathematics and Biology offer a joint undergraduate degree in Mathematical Biology.

The Department of Mathematics publishes the Houston Journal of Mathematics. It is a member of the Texas Center for Computational and Information Science, and the Gulf Coast Consortium. In addition, we are home to the Center for Academic Support and Assessment, and we are a strong partner and principle administrative office for the teachHOUSTON program.

Whether you are a prospective faculty member, postdoctoral fellow, student, or donor, we hope you find our Department helpful and readily accessible. Please feel free to contact us for additional information.