About us

The Wayne State University Department of Mathematics' mission is fourfold, consisting of teaching, research, community service, and assistance with career development opportunities for students.

We offer undergraduate degrees that prepare students for careers in scientific research, government, industry, and education. The department's graduate program offers both master's and Ph.D. degrees. Our faculty strive to strengthen the mathematical foundation of all Wayne State students to help them develop confidence in their mathematical abilities, become effective critical thinkers, grow in their professions, and become productive members of society.

Our published research, both faculty research and faculty-student collaborative research, spans most of the major fields of pure and applied mathematics, including algebra, analysis and partial differential equations, geometry and topology, optimization, numerical analysis and scientific computing, and probability and statistics. It is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, the United States Army, and the Simons Foundation.

The Department of Mathematics offers enrichment programs, tutoring services, and student activities to the surrounding community, serving the needs of the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan in accordance with the urban mission of Wayne State University.

The Department of Mathematics provides aid in finding internships, assistance with job applications, help in networking with other universities and industry, opportunities to attend and/or present research at conferences, guidance in applying to graduate programs, and assistance in preparing research for submission to mathematics journals.