Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
Our Graduate Students
Our graduate program has around 40 full time students and 10 part time students. All full time students are supported by fellowship, research or teaching assistantships. Currently over 60% of the students enrolled are U.S. minorities. Domestic students come from the Island Puerto Rico and from the mainland USA. The majority of the foreign students are from Columbia, China and India. The Department graduates 3 to 4 MS students every year. The new PhD program has graduated its first PhD in May 2009 and three PhDs are expected to graduate in 2010. Departmental specializations of research include Functional Analysis, Global Analysis, number theory, Graph Theory, Cryptography, operator theory, linear and nonlinear partial and ordinary differential equations and Potential Theory.
Graduates will be prepared for a broad range of careers in academia, business, industry, and government, including: professor, research mathematician and scientist, statistician, computer analyst, forensics analyst, climate analyst, banker, actuary, cryptanalyst, quantitative analyst, public utilities analyst, and others. As the only PhD program in Mathematics on the island, the department produces graduates that are not only competitive in the global job market, but also well prepared for the many opportunities in academia at multiple colleges and research institutions on the island.