graduate program

Research specialties
students pursuing phds
0 th
Ranked Nationally
UCLA math commencement ceremony


Virtually every core area of mathematics is strongly represented in the UCLA Math Graduate Program. In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings (most recent), the UCLA Mathematics Graduate Program maintained its highest historical ranking of seven (shared) overall in the nation. In seven research specialties, the Program ranked in the top ten: Analysis (#1), Applied Math (#2), Logic (#2), Algebra/Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry (#8), Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics (#11), Geometry (#12), and Topology (#7). For more information about the rankings of the entire UCLA Department of Mathematics, read the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities for Mathematics

As of fall 2020, the graduate program has 152 PhD candidates. The 24 PhD graduates of 2019-2020 are continuing their research studies in postdoctoral positions or as tenured faculty at premier institutions such as Princeton, Carnegie Mellon University, Rutgers, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency,  and the Institute for Basic Science, Center for Geometry and Physics. Other graduates are beginning their careers in industry for companies including Google, Morgan Stanley, Facebook, and Dreamworks Animation. 


The graduate program is located in the Mathematical Sciences Building, which is centrally situated on the UCLA campus. The MS building houses classrooms, administrative offices, faculty offices, graduate student offices, the graduate student lounge and several computer labs. PC’s are available in all graduate student offices. The department also maintains a Linux based “Beowulf” cluster for parallel computing.

Additional facilities include:

  • The Graduate Reading Room, which  has a large non-circulating collection of books, over 9,000 monographs, and subscribes to 150 mathematical journals.
  • The Applied Computing Lab (ACL) in MS 6187 (available to all Applied Math graduate students) consists of six machines running Linux and eight machines running Windows 7. A high-speed/volume printer is available as well.
  • The Graduate Computing Lab (GCL) in MS 3347 has linux/windows machines and a high-speed/volume printer. 

graduate staff

Location: MS 6356



Graduate Advisor


Yim Neang

Graduate Advisor

(310) 825-4971