University of Iowa
Welcome to the University of Iowa Department of Mathematics
National Alliance webpage! We are a founding member of the Alliance together with Iowa State University, The University of Northern Iowa, Jackson State University, and Florida A&M.
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Your success is the focus of our department's unique approach to graduate education:
- A culture of mentoring: Every graduate student in our department has a mentor; a professor who will act as your advocate and who will help advise you through every aspect of graduate school. Click here to see profiles of Alliance Mentors in our department
- A Diverse American Department: In 2008, 23% of the graduate students enrolled in our department were from groups traditionally underrepresented in the math sciences; 30% were women. These are figures well above the national averages for Ph.D. programs in Mathematics.
- Cutting-edge research: The Department has a strong record of research in a variety of areas. In addition to our strength in pure mathematics, the University of Iowa offers opportunities in applied mathematics as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary research with other STEM fields through its AMCS program.
- Full funding! Over ninety-seven percent of the Department's and the AMCS's students are currently supported on a variety of fellowships or as departmental teaching assistants, or research assistants. Read more about our funding programs
- All students get jobs! 100% of the Department's Ph.D. graduates have secured positions. You may be interested in a list of our most recent graduates and their current positions.
Our department has worked hard to provide the best in graduate education. This effort has caught the attention of folks in math to folks at the White House. Here are some awards:
- In 2005 the Department received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from President George W. Bush for our work with minority graduate students. We are one of the largest producers of minority Ph.D.s in mathematics in the US.
- In 2006 the Department received the Programs that Make a Difference Award by from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) as an outstanding program that has successfully addressed the issue of underrepresented groups in mathematics.
- In 2008 the Department received the Exemplary Program Award from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for its work in recruiting, mentoring and preparing doctoral students from underrepresented U.S. minorities.
- In 2009 Dr. Phil Kutzko, co-founder and the director of the Alliance, was awarded the individual Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring for his work with minority graduate students.
One article which we feel captures our community, vision, and commitment to students is by Allyn Jackson who interviewed department faculty about the Exemplary Program Award from the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Please click here to read the article!
Math at Iowa!
The University of Iowa
is a major research university, and the Department of Mathematics has 40 faculty members whose research
interests include algebra, algebraic topology, analysis, differential geometry, functional analysis, knot theory, low-dimensional topology, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, number theory, numerical analysis, operator theory, ordinary and partial differential equations, representation theory, and ring theory.
The Mathematics Department provides a friendly and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of mathematics. The department provides support, guidance, and encouragement to help each student achieve his or her academic and professional goals. There are two distinct programs for graduate study in mathematics at the University of Iowa: the traditional program and the Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences (AMCS)
program. The traditional program offers coursework and research in pure and applied mathematics leading to a Ph.D. degree, whereas the AMCS program allows the student to pursue in-depth studies of an allied scientific field while simultaneously studying graduate level mathematics leading to a Ph.D. in mathematics. A master's degree is not offered in the AMCS program.
Read more about the opportunities available to you
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Application fee waiver instructions
For underrepresented students applying to graduate school at the University of Iowa:
Complete the CIC FreeApp application at www.cic.net/FreeApp
, indicating your interest in Iowa.
Next, to access the Graduate Admissions application, please go to www.uiowa.edu/admissions
. Once there, click on Graduate & Professional Admissions, after that Graduate College, next A-Z list and finally to the academic field (Mathematics) you're applying to.
As you complete the electronic application, near the "end" of it there will be a "payment" page. You will be presented with 2 options, A and B. By selecting Option A, you will have a number of listed programs by which you'll be able to identify your affiliation with. If you qualify, check the AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) category.
By following these brief steps, the application fee will be waived by our Graduate Admissions Office at The University of Iowa. Please be aware that if you provide a credit card number or a check to cover this fee, the university will not provide a refund for you later.