Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Director's Welcome

Greg Bell

Welcome to the Graduate Studies webpage for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. I invite you to explore this site to learn what our programs, department and university have to offer. Please contact me if you have any further questions or concerns or would like to schedule a visit to campus.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Our department has a diverse faculty who are actively engaged in world-class research in mathematics and statistics. We have a robust seminar and colloquium schedule; in 2011 we began the Helen Barton Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics, which brings leading researchers in computational mathematics from around the world to UNCG. We also host the annual Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference, which attracts approximately 160 faculty, graduate students and undergraduates to UNCG. Additionally, two members of our faculty are editors-in-chief of internationally recognized journals in mathematics and statistics.

PhD in Computational Mathematics

In 2006 UNCG became the only department in North Carolina to offer a PhD in Computational Mathematics. Following the advent of the computer, computational mathematics has emerged as an exciting, rapidly growing area of mathematics. Research in computational mathematics brings together computing power with the methods of mathematics, usually via algorithms or numerical and symbolic methods. Computing is used to execute these algorithms or to discover new patterns. Most students enrolled in the PhD program can expect $18,000 per year in financial support through teaching assistantships. The usual teaching load is one or two courses per semester with approximately 100 students total. Students who make satisfactory progress towards their degree can usually expect continued support throughout their program. In addition to teaching assistantships, there are several departmental scholarships that are awarded each year.

UNCG and Greensboro, NC

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public university with over 18,000 students, including 3600 graduate students. UNCG has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a "research university with high research activity."

Greensboro is located in the central part of North Carolina, about a 45 minute drive from Winston-Salem. The campus is just over an hour away from the Research Triangle and about 90 minutes from Charlotte. It is the largest city in the Piedmont Triad, which comprises Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem. Greensboro enjoys many of the benefits of a large city, including many city parks, hiking trails and cycling paths for outdoor enthusiasts. The campus is only a few hours from the mountains and a few hours away from the ocean. We enjoy an active arts scene, including art galleries and museums, a symphony orchestra, several theatres, and an opera company. Greensboro also has a rich cultural history. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, a turning point in the Revolutionary War, took place here as well as key moments central to the Civil Rights Movement. The International Civil Rights Center and Museum is located in the building in which the Greensboro sit-ins occurred in 1960.