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About the Graduate Program

Our Ph.D. program received a very favorable evaluation in the latest report on U.S. graduate programs in mathematics from the National Research Council. Our presence in the top tier of departments is a testament to the vibrant research and teaching community that is thriving at Vanderbilt University. There are 21 full-time faculty and 24 graduate students in our department, providing an excellent student to faculty ratio. Our faculty includes world-renowned researchers, leading first-rate research groups in algebra and logic, applied and computational harmonic analysis, approximation theory, combinatorics and graph theory, geometric group theory, geometry and topology, mathematical biology, non-commutative geometry and operator algebras, number theory, partial differential equations, and others. Beyond the mathematics department, Vanderbilt University has a wide range of research programs providing the opportunity to get to know, and collaborate with, students and faculty in other departments. We invite you to learn more by exploring this section of our website.