With 37 faculty members, our department is large enough to represent a wide range of research areas and small enough to provide individual attention to graduate students. Each year our department is home to about 10 postdoctoral researchers as well as many national and international visitors. MU enjoys a strong reputation in the mathematics community and our graduates are ideally positioned for careers in research, technology and education
Active research areas in the department include: analysis, applied mathematics, commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, cryptography, dynamical systems and differential equations, financial mathematics, functional and harmonic analysis, geometry and topology, mathematical physics, number theory, and partial differential equations. There are numerous weekly seminars covering a wide variety of topics.
Columbia, Missouri is a college town with a population of about 100,000. The University has 30,000 students drawn from all 50 states and over 100 foreign countries. MU offers more than 280 degree programs and is designated as “comprehensive doctoral” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The graduate school enrolls more than 6000 graduate students in approximately 90 graduate degree programs.