The Best Road to Success

Beautiful mountains surround Missoula, and the clear, green Clark Fork River runs through the downtown and beside the campus of the University of Montana. The University is said to be the only college in the United States to have a mountain on its campus. Between classes, many students hike the zig-zag trail up to the "M" on Mt. Sentinel.

Missoulians are genuinely friendly and proud of their city's beauty. They love Missoula and welcome UM students. A smile and a "hello" are their way of saying "Welcome to Missoula."

UM's Mathematics Department really does offer a great education in a beautiful setting of a friendly small-town atmosphere. Here, you'll find a program large enough for your highest aspiration and personal enough to appreciate your individuality. If you are skilled in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and are motivated by a challenge, take a closer look at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Montana - Missoula. You'll receive a stimulating education and you'll be prepared for a career that's versatile, rewarding and in demand. It just may be that the road to success you'd like to follow is here!

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Your professors will know your name!
They'll also know your interests, what inspires you, and where are you from. You see, at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, students are our number 1 priority. You'll receive personal attention in small classes. (Average size for graduate classes is about ten). And our faculty is readily available to provide help outside the classroom.

Who will be your peers?
They're from across the nation and around the globe. They have degrees in mathematics, sciences, computer science, engineering. Most enroll right after baccalaureate or masters graduation. Others return to UM after gaining real-life experience. Female and minority students make up a growing part of the student body.

You'll be in demand!
The overwhelming majority of graduate students secure jobs in the U.S. and around the world even before graduation. Our doctoral degree recipients find jobs at four-year universities and colleges. Master's graduates take positions in two-year colleges, high schools and prepschools, industry and government.

Here is a list of employers of our recent doctoral graduates:

  • Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
  • University of Maine, Farmington, ME
  • Riyadh University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • University of Pittsburg at Bradford, PA
  • University of Puerto Rico, Managuez
  • Black Hills State College, Spearfish, SD
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA
  •  Nostalgia Home Fashions, Inc., Mundelein, IL
  • University of Nevada - Las Vegas, NV
  • Yogyakarta Nuclear Research Center and Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • The University of Montana - Missoula
  • Yarmouk University, Jordan

Come to visit us!
Meet a professor. Talk with students. Sit in a classroom. Come see how welcome you'll be at the Department of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Montana - Missoula.

In Their Own Words

"My studies and professors from the UM have served me very well; indeed, I attend conferences among my peers and realize my background is far above that of my peers."
~ Tim Thompson, M.S., Southwestern Oregon Community College

"In an effort to discover how my students learn best, I have experimented extensively with alternate forms of teaching ... I have just been awarded the UM's Graduate Student Distinguished Teaching Award."
~ Wendy Houston, M.S., Phillips Academy, MA

"There was a certain rapport between faculty and graduate students that made the graduate students feel like colleagues ... I would not trade the training that I received in the Mathematics Department at the UM for anything. It has served me well."
~ Herbert Kasube, Ph.D., Bradley University, IL