Graduate Programs

The graduate program provides training and research activities in a broad spectrum of applied mathematics. The breadth is one of the great strengths of the program and is further reflected in the courses we offer.

The Division of Applied Mathematics is devoted to research, education and scholarship. Our faculty engages in research in a range of areas from applied and algorithmic problems to the study of fundamental mathematical questions. By its nature, our work is and always has been inter– and multidisciplinary. Among the research areas represented in the division are dynamical systems and partial differential equations, control theory, probability and stochastic processes, numerical analysis and scientific computing, fluid mechanics, computational biology, statistics, and pattern theory. Our graduate program in applied mathematics includes around 50 Ph.D. students, with many of them working on interdisciplinary projects. Joint research projects exist with faculty in various biology and life sciences departments and the departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Neuroscience, as well as with faculty in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Application Information

Application Requirements

GRE Subject:

Not Required

GRE General:

Not Required


Application Deadline

Completion Requirements

Eight courses, of which at least six must be at the 2000 level, at least six must be applied mathematics courses, and at least six must be completed with a grade of B or better; preliminary oral examination; two semesters of teaching; dissertation and oral defense.

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Department Chair
Chi-Wang Shu
Director of Graduate Studies
Govind Menon

Contact and Location

Division of Applied Mathematics

Mailing Address

Brown University
Box F
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