The University of Arizona

Graduate Program in Mathematics at University of Arizona

scaled landscape

Come study Mathematics at the University of Arizona!

As a student at Arizona, you will get a very well-rounded education suitable for many mathematically oriented careers. Additionally, you will benefit by:

  • Financial support for five or six years though research, teaching, and internships.
  • A unique Sonoran Desert location in the heart of the historic Southwest.
  • A strong academic program including:
    • a rigorous foundation in core mathematics: algebra, analysis, and geometry-topology
    • a second-year research experience (RTGs)
    • a variety of research specialties, encompassing the creation, application, and teaching of mathematics.
  • A nationally recognized tradition of innovation in teaching and curriculum development
  • Ample opportunities for outreach and service.

Create, Apply, and Teach Mathematics!

At the University of Arizona, through research, teaching and coursework you will will learn, create, teach, and apply mathematics in a variety of settings. You will become part of the Arizona tradition of excellence and innovation.

Research Specialties

Mathematical research at Arizona is carried out by internationally recognized researchers in a wide variety of fields, including Algebra and Geometry, Analysis, Applied Math, Math Education, and Probability and Statistics. All of these groups are strong, but the groups in non-linear waves, mathematics education research, and number theory are particularly well-known. At University of Arizona, you are required to do an early research project (the research tutorial group), a unique part of the UA program.

You can read more about research opportunities here.

Excellence in Teaching

Arizona has long been known for excellence and innovation in teaching undergraduates. As a Teaching Assistant (TA) at Arizona, you will have full responsibility for your class, including lectures, homework and exam preparation, and assignment of grades. You will benefit from an extensive collection of TA training and mentoring resources and you may choose to teach more advanced courses or become involved in outreach programs to local schools. You can read more about teaching opportunities here.


Coursework is offered in most major areas of mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. In addition, students are required to take courses from other departments or to have an internship. You can read more about courses here.

More information

Want to learn more about our Graduate Program?


Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona 617 N. Santa Rita Ave. P.O. Box 210089 Tucson, AZ 85721-0089 USA Voice: (520) 621-6892 Fax: (520) 621-8322 Contact Us © Copyright 2016 Arizona Board of Regents All rights reserved