Mathematics: PhD

The mathematics department, in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a PhD in a variety of areas of mathematics. The American Mathematical Society has ranked the program in the top group of U.S. research departments.

The department has distinguished research groups in:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Geometry
  • Mathematical biology
  • Number theory
  • Probability
  • Topology

The department is large enough to provide the quality and breadth required for a major research department, yet small enough that graduate students have close interactions with the faculty.

There are over 30 faculty members and approximately 65-70 graduate students each year.

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose


  • CV or Resume
  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • GRE subject test for Math
  • Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO minimums
  • Writing Sample


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Arts and Sciences
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term:
Final Deadline - January 15