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PhD Mathematical Sciences

In today’s data-intensive world, the Mathematical Sciences program at Portland State University prepares you to answer questions and solve problems in areas as diverse as economics and finance, government and law, the arts and music, medicine, weather and air quality forecasting, climate modeling, national defense and the physical sciences.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration:  
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $696 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Mathematical sciences form an integral part of emerging fields such as computational medicine and biology, artificial intelligence, information security and e-sciences.

Our flexible, collaborative Mathematical Sciences program at Portland State University provides you with the structured environment, professional guidance and advising support you need to succeed and launch a career as a researcher in private companies, government agencies or academia.

What can you do?

  • Our alumni are in high demand for jobs in a variety of settings, from government to industry.
  • Recent graduates have been hired at Amazon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Defense, Intel, Powin Energy, Cooper University Hospital, iovation, FLIR Systems, Texas A&M Kingsville and Khalifa University.

Courses Included

  • Modern Analysis
  • Functional Analysis
  • Advanced Differential Equations
  • Algebraic Topology
  • Modern Algebra
  • Advanced Numerical Analysis
  • Algebraic Graph Theory
  • Advanced Mathematical Statistics