The Ph.D. Program in Mathematics at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is offered by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. The department is home to a dynamic group of over 25 award-winning graduate faculty with diverse interests and expertise in pure and applied mathematics and probability, statistics and data science.

Teaching assistantships, research assistantships, as well as department and university-wide scholarships, are available for qualified students. All graduate students accepted to the program with teaching assistantships receive a stipend, tuition waiver, and a subsidized medical plan.

Faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are engaged in cutting-edge research on topics spanning pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics/probability. They collaborate with other researchers, both locally and at multiple institutions throughout the US and internationally. Their work is interdisciplinary and includes joint projects with experimentalists. Graduate students have the opportunity to be part of these exciting activities. UNR and the Reno business community provide ample opportunities for internships and external research.

Located where the Sierra Nevada mountains meet the Great Basin, the university is 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and 4 hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. Reno offers an excellent living environment, year-round outdoor activities, short commutes, a growing arts community, and an increasingly cosmopolitan flavor.

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Nevada Reno
1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557

Phone: (775) 784-6773

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Please note: this represents the program handbook for the 2020-2021 academic year only. For an archived version of a previous year's handbook, or to obtain a hard copy of this current year's program handbook, please contact the program director.