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Boston College Ph.D. in Mathematics
Boston College

Ph.D. in Mathematics

Boston, USA

5 Years


Full time

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Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Boston College seeks to advance mathematics through a commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service to the community. The faculty has a strong research reputation, with highly regarded research groups in the areas of Algebraic Geometry, Geometry, Number Theory, Representation Theory, and Topology.

The department’s Ph.D. program was launched in 2010 and now supports 25 to 30 graduate students, attracting doctoral students from top programs both nationally and internationally. Service contributions include extensive work with pre-collegiate math teachers, involvement with mathematics policy questions at the state and national levels and support for scholarship in mathematics through the organization of international scholarly meetings and the editing of high-quality journals.

As you explore Boston College, you will no doubt be impressed by the strength of our graduate programs and the depth of the resources we offer to support outstanding graduate study. On-campus, one-third of all students are graduate welcome to the department of mathematics students; they are a vital part of the intellectual life of the university. Graduate students across all Boston College programs contribute to and benefit from the charism of a Jesuit university, combining a zest for academic achievement with a climate that fosters personal growth and a caring concern for the individual.

Our location in Boston—a world-renowned center for mathematics—also provides a vibrant intellectual climate in which our graduate students thrive.


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