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Department of Mathematics

New York, NY


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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.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS) Mathematics
Master of Science (MS) Scientific computing
Master of Science (MS) Mathematics in finance
Master of Science (MS) Mathematics and statistics/operations research

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 86
Doctoral Degrees 12
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Thesis Required
Oral and written exams


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 4th January 4th No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 4
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 2.8%
Black or African American 0.4%
White or Caucasian 22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.2%
Unknown 3.2%


Male (65%)
Female (34%)


Focus of faculty research: Partial differential equations, computational science, applied mathematics, geometry and topology, probability and stochastic processes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 70 Washington Square South
New York, NY  10012-1019
United States
Contact Mr. Fedor Bogomolov
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 212-998-3238
Fax: 212-995-4121

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