Graduate programs

Our graduate programs offer the opportunity to interact with our active research faculty in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

The Department of Mathematics offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Statistics & Data Science. Within the Mathematics degrees, there are two programs of study. For detailed program descriptions and degree requirements, review the relevant program handbook.

Why choose our graduate programs?

Department Chair Tin-Yau Tam in the Math Department office hallway.

Dedicated faculty

Our leading research-active faculty receive funding from national and international agencies, providing graduate students with a thriving working and learning environment, valuable experience, and financial support to pursue their own research.

Lake Tahoe sunset.

Rich outdoor environment

Our campus sits just north of Reno's thriving downtown and is less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in the country like Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Professor Mihye Ahn discussing her research poster.

Leading research

Our faculty and graduate students are leading cutting-edge research in the fields of operator algebras, number theory, applied mathematics, topology, statistics and probability, and many others.


This program is part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students. Through WRGP, you will receive a reduced tuition rate, giving you more educational options for your money.

Meet our graduate program directors

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Christopher Herald (Mathematics)

Phone: (775) 784-4647

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Mihye Ahn (Statistics and Data Science)

Phone: (775) 682-7177