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The range of possibilities for graduate study in Cornell’s Center for Applied Mathematics encompasses the areas of specialization of all of the faculty members in the field, who current number more than 90 superb faculty. The faculty members are drawn from 14 departments in the College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. There is opportunity for further diversification on the choice of minor subjects. Our faculty has a wide-range of research interests including mathematical biology and physics, probability theory, nonlinear dynamics, numerical analysis, network theory, optimization, mathematical finance, signal processing, mathematical physics, and game theory.

Graduate students are admitted to the Field of Applied Mathematics from a variety of educational backgrounds that have a strong mathematics component. Generally, only students who wish to become candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree are considered. About 40 students are enrolled in the program, which usually requires four to five years to complete.

The program has received national and international acclaim, such as being ranked No. 2-3 in applied math by the National Research Council (2010).