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Graduate Programs in Mathematics at Florida State University

Our unique graduate program offers MS and PhD degrees in five areas: Pure Mathematics, Applied & Computational Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Biomathematics, and Data Science. Each area has its own distinct curriculum encompassing subjects from pure and applied mathematics, as well as subjects from other departments in the case of the interdisciplinary Financial Math, Biomath, and Data Science areas. You can learn more about each area, including information on recent alumni, on the area web pages. For a list of recent PhD graduates, visit Recent PhDs. To apply to the FSU Mathematics Graduate Program, visit Admissions.

Our faculty is engaged in research in pure and applied mathematics, as well as in interdisciplinary applications. For a detailed list of research areas and faculty, visit Mathematical Research at FSU.

Our students go through a rigorous preparation for research. The required coursework is completed within the first two years. Doctoral students take the qualifier exams required by their area in the first two years as well. The third year is devoted mostly to research and preparation for the doctoral candidacy exam. For more info, visit the Timely Progress for Funded Students and Qualifiers pages.

Pure Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Bio Mathematics

Financial Mathematics

Data Science


Research & Teaching

Research and teaching is what graduate school is about! Visit the links below to learn about the research facilities and our TA training program.

Funding, Awards & Tuition

If you are a prospective student and want to learn about the financial aid offered by the department and the university, visit the link below:

Current students should also visit the Funding & Awards page of the Graduate School:

The Qian Endowment for Excellence provides financial support for current graduate students to travel to conferences and seminars.

Visit the FSU Controller's Office webpage for information on tuition and fees. International students should also visit International Admissions webpage for estimated costs.


Some other helpful resources for graduate students are listed below:


For questions regarding each of the five areas, please contact the director. For other questions regarding the graduate program, contact the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies.

Area Contact
Pure Dr. Sam Ballas
Applied Dr. Ziad Musslimani
Financial Dr. Lingjiong Zhu
Bio Dr. Richard Bertram
Data Science Dr. Tom Needham
Grad studies Dr. Giray Ökten

For questions regarding the application materials and the application process, contact the Graduate Advisor & Admissions Coordinator: Elizabeth Scott, Phone: 850-644-2278, email: admissions@math.fsu.edu

Need more information? Click HERE to talk to a Graduate Program Representative!