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Known for our distinguished faculty, interdisciplinary breadth, focus on applied mathematics research, and strong connections to industry, the WPI Mathematical Sciences Department prepares students to solve 21st century problems with cutting-edge technical skills and creativity.

Our diverse undergraduate and graduate programs bring together enthusiastic faculty, postdoctoral scholars, industry experts, and students who are making discoveries and advancing knowledge and applications across a broad range of areas.

The department is as old as the university itself and has experienced dynamic growth and gained international recognition for diverse research initiatives while maintaining a friendly community that supports the unique goals of each student.

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Degrees & Certificates

Degree is also offered online.
Area of Study Bachelor Minor Certificate Master PhD
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WPI professor Lurie

Professor Lurie Featured in WPI Journal

Professor of Mathematical Sciences Konstantin Lurie turns to the natural world for new examples of dynamic materials. Learn more about his life and career in the Winter 2017 issue of the WPI Journal.

Career Outlook

As mathematics and statistics are everywhere, so too are WPI’s Mathematical Sciences graduates. With WPI’s unique project-based model combining theoretical learning with practical application, as well as collaboration between students and faculty working on well-funded research projects, graduates are in demand across a diversity of industries in addition to academia. Find out more about the career trajectories of alumni in our program areas

Announcements

October 12, 2022
Alumni
September 14, 2022
The Business School
July 29, 2022
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June 14, 2022
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Media Coverage

MassNonprofit News covered new, National Science Foundation-funded research being conducted by Andrew Trapp, Yunus Telliel, and Sarah Stanlick to create a digital tool to help nonprofits find and exchange resources, and ultimately build a collaborative community of organizations.

The Worcester Business Journal reports on WPI Mathematical Sciences Professor Sam Walcott’s research to develop a mathematical model for muscle movement that could lead to improved medical treatments and the creation of better prosthetic devices.

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Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics

The Mathematical Sciences Department is home to the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS), a resource that serves as a bridge between academia and industry, bringing together students, faculty members, and corporate partners to solve real-world problems involving sophisticated mathematics.

Open Positions

We encourage you to be part of the Math Department. See our open job opportunities.