Graduate Study in Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers a PhD in Mathematics, a MS in Mathematics, a MS in Statistics, and a graduate certificate in Statistics. We have 15 - 20 students in the program, allowing students to study intensively with their advisor, while still offering a breadth of coursework and areas of study. Almost all of our PhD and MS students are supported with teaching assistantships, with a few research assistantships occasionally available.

 Faculty research areas in mathematics include algebraic statistics, analysis, combinatorics, computational algebra, control theory, geometric analysis, graph theory, inverse problems, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematics education, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, and optics.

 Faculty research interests in statistics include sampling design, biostatistics, spatial statistics, density estimation, quality control, and design of experiments.

 Detailed information about each of our programs is available at the following links:

PhD in Mathematics

MS in Mathematics

MS in Statistics

Graduate Certificate in Statistics


For full consideration for funding for Fall 2020, complete applications should be received by March 1, 2020. Applications recieved after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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