UC Davis Today: Graduate degrees in math = great careers

charlie brummitt grad student

Graduate degrees in math = great careers

Given the demand for sophisticated quantitative skills in today’s world, a graduate degree in mathematics from UC Davis offers unlimited career opportunities. Charlie Brummitt, pictured here, plans on applying for postdoctoral research jobs in the field of complex systems and networks after graduating with his doctorate. Whether he goes into work in academia or the private sector, he will do so well-prepared and with a bright future.

Our mathematics programs rank highly nationally and internationally, thanks to a distinguished faculty recognized by many international and national awards and honors.

Prospective students can choose from two paths:

  • The Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics, mentored by 90 researchers in the mathematical sciences, is housed across campus departments unified by a mathematical theme in diverse scientific fields, using mathematics to formulate and solve basic problems.
  • The Graduate Program in Mathematics offers both theoretical and applied areas, including algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, combinatorics, differential geometry, geometric topology, harmonic analysis, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, optimization and control theory, quantum computation and representation theory.

Thanks to the university’s more than 90 graduate degree programs, students in all fields at UC Davis have opportunities to grow, learn and achieve in their chosen careers. 

Charlie Brummitt is a graduate student in mathematics who is studying innovation from a social perspective — for example, how do people collectively achieve breakthroughs? Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo

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