Graduate Experience

Explore our intellectually engaging environment

As a graduate student in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University, you’ll join a community of bright scholars and renowned professors who are eager to impact the world through interdisciplinary research and discovery. You’ll deepen your understanding of mathematics as you apply classroom concepts to real-life projects and test your theories in first-rate laboratories. Plus, you can explore our collection of extracurricular activities and recreational hobbies when you need a break from rigorous lab and course work. 

Influential research opportunities

ASU has ranked number one in innovation and brings leading faculty members from all over the world to partake in groundbreaking research in mathematics. You can join our professors as you conduct research in our school’s four main focus areas: mathematics, mathematics education, theoretical mathematics and statistics. Plus, you’ll have access to grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense and related organizations.

Diverse clubs and organizations

Your transition from undergraduate to graduate life is significant. You’ll have an increased amount of work within the classroom as well as in the lab. Luckily, there’s multiple ways to burn off steam with your community of colleagues. ASU has more than 1,000 student clubs and organizations to join. From hiking and kayaking in Arizona Outdoors Club to dancing in the Cultural Association of Performing Arts, there’s something for you to enjoy.

Dynamic Arizona lifestyle

The Valley of the Sun offers many great benefits to our graduate students. The cost of living in Tempe is affordable and there’s an array of annual events in the area, including the art festival, spring training games and downtown nightlife. With two light rail stops on campus, you’ll also be able to explore Phoenix, the sixth largest city in the United States. From professional sporting events to world-class visual arts, you’ll always be entertained.

Financial support

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences offers a few fellowships and awards for graduate students who need financial assistance and who’ve made outstanding research achievements.
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Community outreach

If you want to get involved with your community, our school has various community outreach opportunities for all our students. Find a program that suits your individual or academic interests.
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