The Department of Mathematics takes seriously three aspects of mathematics within its graduate training: 1) Applied Mathematics: mathematicians help directly in the solution of problems which arise in other areas of human endeavor, 2) Mathematical Education: training others how to develop solutions on their own, and 3) Pure Mathematics: they expand the reach and clarify the understanding of mathematical thought itself. The Department offers programs leading to an M.A. in Mathematics, M.A. in Applied Mathematics, Ph.D. in Mathematics, and an optional
degree emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering.