Mathematical Sciences

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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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Degree is also offered online.
Area of Study Bachelor Minor Certificate Master PhD
Actuarial Mathematics bachelor
Applied Mathematics master
Applied Statistics master
Industrial Mathematics master
Mathematical Sciences bachelor phd
Mathematics minor
Mathematics for Educators (MME) master
Mathematics for Educators (MMED) master
Statistics minor phd
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Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase

A celebration of research, design, and creative theses—a requirement of every graduating senior through the Major Qualifying Project (MQP)—takes place each spring on campus. Student teams representing all academic departments present their work to their faculty advisors, external sponsors, and the community-at-large, and the public is invited.

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Journal of Mathematical Sciences Features Prof. Mayer Humi's Work: "Traveling waves in an evolving interstellar gas cloud"

Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Mayer Humi, has been theoretically investigating a conjecture that suggested traveling waves could be a factor in the formation of asteroids, and potentially planets.  In a recent publication in the Journal of Mathematical Physics (also a featured article and editor’s pick), 

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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

From WPI's University Magazine

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Tackling FinTech Projects on Wall Street—and Everywhere Else

The Wall Street/FinTech Project Center uses technology that improves the delivery and use of financial services for companies, business owners, and consumers. 

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Computational Connections

Dmitry Korkin has made the computer a powerful ally for unlocking the mysteries of biology and medicine.


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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.