Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Overview of graduate programs

For prospective graduate students

Founded in 1872, the university is a nationally recognized Carnegie Doctoral I institution and is the fourth largest public university in Ohio. It is located in a pleasant residential neighborhood of Toledo, a thriving Great Lakes port of 300,000. The Graduate School offers over 40 academic programs at the master's and doctoral levels. With about twenty five graduate faculty and forty full-time students at both the Master's and Ph.D. levels, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics features the close student-faculty contact and informal atmosphere of a small department while at the same time providing facilities and opportunities comparable to those at larger institutions.

Graduate programs

The Department offers the following graduate programs:

Doctoral Program

Doctoral degrees are offered with emphasis in pure and applied mathematics and in statistics. Doctoral students engage in research in a variety of specialties including algebra, harmonic analysis, differential geometry, dynamical systems and partial differential equations, optimal control, and statistics.

Master's Programs in Pure and Applied Mathematics

The Department offers Master of Arts (pure mathematics) and Master of Science (applied mathematics) degrees. Both programs are appropriate for students who wish to enter the doctoral program or who wish to pursue a teaching career at the junior college level. The latter program is particularly suited for students preparing for a career in industry and includes the option of an Industrial Mathematics track.

Master of Science in Mathematics Education

This program is offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the College of Education and Allied Professions. It is aimed primarily at currrent and prospective high school teachers.

Master's Program in Statistics

The Master of Science program in statistics emphasizes the applications of statistics, with a solid foundation in statistical theory. Applications center around several project-oriented courses and an emphasis on computing. Opportunities exist for statistical consulting involving other departments, including Pharmacy, Engineering, Law, Physiology, and also researchers at the nearby Medical College of Ohio.

Computing Facilities

All students, faculty, and staff at the University are given a UTAD account. This account provides access to a wide variety of computing facilities. See the Information Technology FAQ web pages to learn more.

The department has a computer lab (called the Newton Lab) located in UH 1000. The computers in this lab (which can be accessed using your UTAD account) have a number of department specific pieces of software including maple, matlab, python, and others.

Library Facilities

The main research library of the University of Toledo is the William S. Carlson Library which houses over 1,600,000 volumes and over 3,000 periodicals. The library has a large and current collection of mathematical texts and monographs and subscribes to over 200 mathematical journals. The University of Toledo Libraries have a fully electronic catalog and circulation service that is available through any terminal on or off campus. The University Library network is connected to a statewide university library network, which makes available to students the collections of all other university and colleges libraries in the State of Ohio. Requests to these libraries can be filed electronically and are usually available within a few days. Also available through the Library network are numerous research databases such as ISI. It should also be noted that one of the major university research libraries in the United States is within an hour's drive at the University of Michigan.

Graduate Faculty

Alessandro Arsie (Trieste) Dynamical Systems, Control Theory, Mathematical Physics
Zeljko Cuckovic (Michigan State) Operator Theory, Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis
Mohamed El-Bialy (Minnesota) Dynamical Systems, Hamiltonian Mechanics, Celestial Mechanics
Paul Hewitt (Michigan State) Algebra, Group Theory
Maria Leite (Houston) Mathematical Biology, Dynamical Systems
Rong Liu (Michigan State) Non- and Semi-parametric Models, Nonlinear Time Series, Dimension Reduction, Econometrics
Geoffrey Martin (SUNY, Stony Brook) Differential Geometry, Relativity, Foundations of Physics
Robert Ochs (Delaware) Applied Mathematics
Charles Odenthal (Wisconsin) Algebra, Ring Theory
Biao Ou (Minnesota) Partial Differential Equations, Applied Analysis
Sonmez Sahutoglu (Texas A&M) Complex Analysis, Several Complex Variables
Friedhelm Schwarz (Bremen) Categorical Topology, General Topology, Teaching with Technology
Quin Shao (Georgia) Statistics
Ivie Stein, Jr. (UCLA) Optimization, Numerical Analysis, Calculus of Variations
Gerard Thompson (North Carolina) Mathematical Physics, Differential Geometry
Akaki Tikaradze (Chicago) Representation Theory, Commutative Algebra
Mao-Pei Tsui (Brandeis) Geometric Analysis, General Relativity, Image Analysis
Harris Westcott Vayo (Illinois) Differential equations and Applications.
Denis White (Northwestern) Mathematical Physics, Spectral and Scattering Theory
Donald White (U.C. Irvine) Statistics
Biao Zhang (Chicago) Statistics, Categorical Data Analysis, Density Estimation, Empirical Likelihood

Financial Aid Opportunities

The Department offers teaching assistantships that provide full tuition and a stipend to students in all graduate programs except the M.S. Ed. program.

In Fall, 2003, stipends for students in the doctoral program will start at $13,000 per academic year and stipends for Master's students will be $10,000 per academic year. Additional summer support is generally available for assistants who request it.

Inquiries and Application Information

For further information, a printed brochure or application forms, write to

Graduate Programs Director,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Toledo,
2801 W. Bancroft St.,
Toledo, OH 43606-3390, USA

or e-mail the department's graduate programs director.

To simply request the brochure and application forms, you may also use the electronic information request form.

There is detailed information about application procedures available, as well as an on-line application at the Graduate School web site.

Information specifically for international students is available at the home page of the Office of International Student Services.

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