Mathematical Sciences

Welcome to the WPI Mathematical Sciences Department

The Mathematical Sciences Department offers leading-edge programs in education, research, and professional training in theoretical and applied mathematics. Our programs are enhanced and distinguished by WPI’s signature project-oriented education and partnerships with industry, national research centers, and the international academic community.

Our dynamic graduate programs bring together enthusiastic faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and students who make discoveries and advance knowledge and applications across a broad range of industries. Our undergraduates receive a well-rounded education including hands-on project work that prepares them for successful, rewarding careers in almost every sector and industry.

We are also home to the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS), a resource that supports industrial collaborations with over 30 companies, businesses, and government labs.




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By The Numbers

  • First classes in 1868
  • 177 Undergraduate Math Majors
  • 21 PhD students 
  • 102 Master students
  • 28 tenured & tenure-track faculty
  • 5 Full Time NTT
  • 8 Postdoctoral Scholars
  • $4.8 million in sponsored research (FY'14)

NSF REU Sites in Mathematical Sciences

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) are NSF funded summer research programs.  Learn more at:

Mathematics of Planet Earth

Mathematics of the Planet Earth

Showcasing the essential relevance of mathematics to planetary problems  Learn more...