For Prospective Students

Our Program

The Duke Mathematics Department admits students working towards a PhD in research mathematics. Please note that the department has neither a Masters program, nor a separate track for students primarily interested in teaching.

Financial Support & Benefits

Students admitted to the graduate program receive full financial support through a combination of  Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships and Fellowships.   Support and benefits details.

A limited number of application fee waivers are available.  Email the DGS if you would like to apply for one (   The earlier your request is sent, the more likely it is that we will be able to grant it.


There are roughly 60 PhD students in the Duke mathematics graduate program. Approximately half are international, a third are women. The department welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and life-experiences. We are one of nine participating departments in the Sloan Foundation funded University Center for Excellence in Mentoring devoted to recruiting and training students from under-represented communities.