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Courses offered by the Department of Mathematics are listed under the subject code MATH on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

The Department of Mathematics offers programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics

The mission of the undergraduate program in Mathematics is to provide students with a broad understanding of mathematics encompassing logical reasoning, generalization, abstraction, and formal proof. Courses in the program teach students to create, analyze, and interpret mathematical models and to communicate sound arguments based on mathematical reasoning and careful data analysis. The mathematics degree prepares students for careers in the corporate sector, tech industry, government agencies, and for graduate programs in mathematics.

Introductory and Undergraduate Courses

The department offers a year-long sequence in single-variable calculus: MATH 19, MATH 20, and MATH 21. The department also offers three options for studying multivariable mathematics. See here for more information on the introductory math courses.


Emeriti: Gregory Brumfiel, Gunnar Carlsson, Robert Finn, Yitzhak Katznelson, Harold Levine, Jun Li, Tai-Ping Liu, R. James Milgram, Donald Ornstein, Richard Schoen, Leon Simon, Ralph L. Cohen

Chair: Rafe Mazzeo

Director of Graduate Studies: Jan Vondrák

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Brian Conrad 

Professors: Daniel Bump, Emmanuel Candès, Sourav Chatterjee, Brian Conrad, Amir Dembo (on leave Fall 2021), Persi Diaconis, Yakov Eliashberg (on leave Fall & Spring 2021-22), Jacob Fox, Steven Kerckhoff (on leave Winter 2021), Eugenia Malinnikova, Ciprian Manlescu, Rafe Mazzeo, Eleny Ionel, George Papanicolaou, Lenya Ryzhik, Kannan Soundararajan, Richard Taylor (on leave Spring 2022), Ravi Vakil (on leave Fall 2021), András Vasy, Jan Vondrák, Brian White, Lexing Ying

Professor (Teaching): Tadashi Tokieda

Associate Professor: Jonathan Luk

Assistant Professors: Otis Chodosh

Courtesy Professors: Moses Charikar, Renata Kallosh, Andrea Montanari

Adjunct Professors: Brian Conrey, David Hoffman

Szegö Assistant Professors: Jacopo Borga, Joonhyun La, Yi Lai, Zhenkun Li, Chao Ma, Jinyoung Park, Hunter Spink, Weifeng Sun, Steve Trettel, Sara Venkatesh

Senior Lecturer: Mark Lucianovic

Lecturers: Lernik Asserian, Nathan Dowlin, Trevor Jack, Gene Kim, Christine Taylor, Wojciech Wieczorek 

Graduate Advising Expectations

The Department of Mathematics is committed to providing academic advising in support of graduate student scholarly and professional development. When most effective, this advising relationship entails collaborative and sustained engagement by both the adviser and the advisee. As a best practice, advising expectations should be periodically discussed and reviewed to ensure mutual understanding. Both the adviser and the advisee are expected to maintain professionalism and integrity.

Faculty advisers guide students in key areas such as selecting courses, designing and conducting research, developing of teaching pedagogy, navigating policies and degree requirements, and exploring academic opportunities and professional pathways.

Graduate students are active contributors to the advising relationship, proactively seeking academic and professional guidance and taking responsibility for informing themselves of policies and degree requirements for their graduate program.

For a statement of University policy on graduate advising, see the "Graduate Advising" section of this bulletin.