Department of Mathematics Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences New York University

Department of Mathematics Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences New York University

New York, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 4
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
6 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU

New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) is a highly respected center for research and advanced training in mathematics and computer science. NYU's world-class interdisciplinary graduate programs are known for their cutting-edge training in analysis and applied mathematics, including partial differential equations, differential geometry, dynamical systems, probability and stochastic processes, scientific computation, mathematical physics, and fluid dynamics.

The interdisciplinary focus is one of the greatest strengths of the Courant Institute's graduate programs. Courses, seminars, and research collaborations go far beyond traditional areas of pure and applied mathematics, covering diverse areas such as visual neural science, materials science, atmosphere/ocean science, cardiac fluid dynamics, plasma physics, mathematical genomics, and mathematical finance. Analysis plays a central role that provides a natural bridge between these subjects.

The Mathematics Department at the Courant Institute offers programs leading to Ph.D. degrees in mathematics, computational biology, and atmosphere/ocean science and mathematics. It also offers M.S. degrees in mathematics, scientific computing, and mathematical finance.

The graduate programs at the Courant Institute are offered in the very heart of the world's leading artistic and financial center in downtown Manhattan. The NYU campus is located in historic Greenwich Village, the long-time creative magnet for artists, writers, actors, musicians, and free thinkers.

Research Facilities

The Courant Institute Library has one of the nation's most complete and retrospectively rich mathematics collections, including many hard-to-obtain items in languages other than English.

Its collection comprises more than 64,000 volumes, including a burgeoning spectrum of electronic books and journals. The library is a campus wireless access point, and has a campus network-compatible printing facility.

Financial Support

Financial support is awarded to students engaging in full-time Ph.D. study, covering tuition, fees, and NYU's individual comprehensive student insurance. It offers, in academic year 2013-2014, a 9-month stipend of $27,440. Summer positions involving teaching, research, or computational projects are available to a number of the Ph.D. students.

Cost of Study

In 2013-2014, tuition is calculated at $1494 per point. Associated fees are $473 for the first point in fall 2013, $491 for the first point in spring 2014, and $64 per point thereafter. A full-time program of study normally consists of 24 points per year (four 3-credit courses per term).

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Living and Housing Costs

University housing for graduate students is limited. It consists mainly of shared studio apartments in buildings on campus and shared suites in residence halls within walking distance of the university. Information about university housing, including location options and current costs, can be found on the Web at

Student Group

In 2013-2014, the department had 401 graduate students. Sixty percent of them were full-time students.

Location & Contact

Department of Mathematics

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1019
United States

Mr. Fedor Bogomolov

Director of Graduate Studies

Phone: 212-998-3238
Fax: 212-995-4121

Ms. Tamar Arnon

Graduate Program Administrator

Phone: 212-998-3238
Fax: 212-995-4121

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Atmosphere Ocean Science And Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Mathematics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Scientific Computing Master of Science (MS)
    • Mathematics And Statistics/Operations Research Master of Science (MS)
    • Mathematics In Finance Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 107
    • Doctoral Degrees 22
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


21% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,370
    • Accepted 289
    • Acceptance Rate 21
    • Enrolled 100
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $100
    • Application Fee - International $100
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 4th January 4th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st December 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 4
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students305
    • Female Percentage18%
    • Male Percentage82%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students305
    • Part-time Percentage26%
    • Full-time Percentage74%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American1%
    • White / Caucasian56%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian23%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown14%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty46
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage0%
    • Male Percentage100%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPartial differential equations, computational science, applied mathematics, geometry and topology, probability and stochastic processes
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported