*College of Sciences and Technology*

### Graduate Faculty

**Amiran, Edoh Y.**, PhD, differential geometry, smooth dynamical systems.

**Anderson, Amy D.**, PhD, statistical genetics.

**Benyi, Arpad**, PhD, harmonic analysis, partial differential equations.

**Chalice, Donald R.**, PhD, Banach algebras, complex dynamics.

**Chan, Victor**, PhD, reliability, applied statistics.

**Curgus, Branko**, PhD, differential equations, operator theory.

**Gardner, Richard J.**, DSc, geometry, tomography.

**Glimm, Tilmann**, PhD, mathematical biology, geometric optics.

**Hartenstine, David A.**, PhD, partial differential equations.

**Johnson, Jerry L.**, PhD, mathematics education.

**Johnson, Millie J.**, MEd, mathematics education.

**McDowall, Stephen R.**, PhD, inverse problems.

**Nyman, Adam**, PhD, algebraic geometry, ring theory.

**Read, Thomas T.**, PhD, ordinary and partial differential equations.

**Sarkar, Amites**, PhD, combinatorics, probability theory, graph theory.

**Shen, Yun-Qiu**, PhD, nonlinear differential equations, numerical analysis.

**Treneer, Stephanie**, PhD, modular forms, number theory.

**Ypma, Tjalling J.**, DPhil, numerical analysis.

**Zhang, Jianying**, PhD, numerical partial differential equations.

Program Advisor: Dr. Arpad Benyi, Bond Hall 218 360-650-3710

## Program Description

The graduate program in mathematics is designed to meet the requirements of subsequent professional and academic work in advanced mathematics. Students are prepared to continue to further graduate studies or for professional employment in industry or in college teaching. The focus is on providing a strong and broad analytical foundation, together with sufficient flexibility to pursue particular interests and areas of application in greater depth.

## Goals

The program prepares students for:

- Continuing further graduate studies, or
- Professional employment in industry, or
- College teaching.

### Prerequisites/Qualification Examination

To be eligible for admission to the MS program in mathematics, a student should have completed at least the following courses or the equivalent with grades of B or better: Math 224, 304, 312, 331, CS 141 or Math 307, and two math courses at the 400 level.

A student who has not completed all of these courses but who can demonstrate strong promise of the ability to succeed in the program may be admitted with special stipulations. In such cases, the graduate advisor will, in consultation with the student, specify the conditions to be satisfied by the student in order to fully qualify for the program.

### Program Application/Admission Requirements

**Deadline: **Please see Graduate School deadlines.

**TA Deadline:** Preferred consideration will be given to applicants who have completed files by March 1.

**Specific Test Requirements:** Graduate Record Exam, General Test.

Contact the mathematics department, 360-650-3785, or see its website at www.wwu.edu/depts/math/graduate/program.htm for specifics.

Graduate School Admission Link