We are a program of moderate size with a student/faculty ratio less than 2. Students are afforded unique opportunities for flexible program design and for personal interaction with faculty. Graduate classes are small and are held in an informal atmosphere enabling students and faculty to work together closely.
Academic scope. Research activities and interests in the department encompass many areas of mathematics, with particularly strong research groups in Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing, Geometry and Topology, and Probability.
Financial support. The department can offer attractive financial aid packages. Most PhD students are supported by teaching assistantships, guaranteed for five years subject to good standing in the program, and there are also research assistantships and fellowships.
Opportunities. Qualified students receive support enabling them to participate in summer graduate schools at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley) and to attend conferences, both within the US and abroad.
Job placement. Our department's graduates leave Temple University for successful careers in higher education, academic research, and industry. See here for a list of recent graduates.
Location. Temple University is located within a two-hour radius of some of the world's leading academic institutions. Our weekly colloquium features talks by prominent visitors covering the full spectrum of mathematical disciplines. In addition, several weekly seminars, including a graduate student seminar, explore topics of current research interest. The department also sponsors the Grosswald Lectures, an annual series of lectures given by distinguished mathematicians.
Quality of life. Philadelphia is a vibrant metropolitan area offering a comparatively low cost of living. There are many options for economical housing in safe and interesting neighborhoods with easy access to Temple University.