About Our Department

With our award-winning faculty, nationally-recognized programs, and challenging but engaging curriculum, Duke's Department of Mathematics prepares students for successful careers – whether that's in a math field, academia, or a different area altogether.

For undergraduates, we offer both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, as well as a minor. At the graduate level, our Ph.D. program has consistently been ranked among the top 20 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

Our research spans theoretical to applied mathematics.  Our faculty conduct more than $3.7 million in research each year for industry, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. We're proud to say our faculty includes four National Academy of Science members and two National Academy of Engineering members.

As a department, we are well aware that past and current injustices have prevented far too many people from living up to their mathematical potential.  We know that our work as mathematicians cannot be complete unless all are given the genuine opportunity to succeed at mathematics, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.  We are committed to maintaining a department culture that is welcoming and nurturing to all.


Solitons in Bryant’s Laplacian flow
Mark Haskins (Duke University, Mathematics)
Physics 119

Self-dual cuspidal representations
Manish Mishra (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune)
Physics 119

Effective thermal equilibrium induced by crosslinking proteins in polymer chromosome model
Katie Newhall (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mathematics)
Physics 119

Undergraduate Program

Mathematics is a powerful and versatile major. Students with degrees in mathematics are highly sought after in a variety of industries because employers know that success in mathematics requires strong problem solving abilities and outstanding analytical skills. Our program offers both a B.S. and B.A, along with a minor.

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Ph.D. Program

Our Ph.D. Program offers research training in a wide variety of topics in mathematics. Our research efforts often include collaborations with researchers in the medical school and other Duke departments. This interdisciplinary nature and breadth of research areas make our department an ideal place to prepare for a job inside or outside of academia.

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