Research at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Mathematics is concentrated in several areas of pure mathematics, including analysis and geometric analysis, algebraic geometry and number theory, complex differential geometry, algebraic topology, and mathematical physics.
The goal of the PhD program is to train graduate students to become research mathematicians. Each year, an average of five students complete their theses and go on to do research at major institutions around the country. Many graduates have found exciting careers in mathematics outside of academia, as well.
Although the Department of Mathematics does not admit students seeking a terminal MA degree, students in the PhD program may earn an MA degree. Advanced undergraduate students may also apply to be admitted to the accelerated BA/MA program.