The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a rich program of study at the graduate level. Students enrolled in the program may choose to pursue a M.S. degree and/or a Ph.D., and these pages are designed to give students useful information about the program as well as the requirements for both degrees. We invite you to explore these pages to learn more about the program and the opportunities available for graduate education and career development in the mathematical sciences at Rensselaer.
Graduate students select from a wide range of courses in the department, from upper level undergraduate courses to graduate level courses and special topics courses. As part of the degree requirements, students also take at least one course outside the department. In addition to course work, Ph.D. students engage in research at the frontiers of applied mathematics under the supervision of one or more faculty members in the department. The research areas of the department cover a broad range of topics, and student may engage in research centers or in collaborative research with faculty outside the department.
Department [colloquia and seminars] provide opportunities for students to learn about research conducted by visiting faculty, other faculty at Rensselaer, and fellow students. The Department also hosts workshops, such as the Applied Math Days conference and the Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling Camp, and these provide additional avenues for graduate education and development.
We encourage you to contact us, or visit, to learn about the full range of activites and opportunities for graduate students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Graduate Student Housing
College Suites at City Station is a new housing community built exclusively for Rensselaer graduate students and graduate-level affiliates.
Developed to make locating and entering housing at Rensselaer a hassle-free process, it is within walking distance of the campus, enjoys Rensselaer services such as the Rensselaer Red Hawk Shuttle, and is, at the same time, an off-campus private community in itself.
Rensselaer provides family housing through a partnership with College Suites at City Station South.
City Station South offers an atmosphere where residents with families can sit back and live, learn, and relax. College Suites provides the convenience and quality of life you need to focus on balancing your academic and home life.
Located just slightly off the southern edge of the RPI campus in Troy, these beautiful, affordable apartments provide all the comforts of home right next to the Rensselaer campus.