Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. The goal of each of our programs is to provide the highest quality education in mathematics at all levels, including the most recent developments in mathematical research.

Academic Programs

Our PhD graduates go on to do research at some of the top departments in the country. Undergraduate math majors at Johns Hopkins finish with a degree that prepares them for a wide spectrum of career opportunities. By applying the same courses simultaneously toward the requirements for the BA and MA degrees, an advanced student can qualify for both degrees within the usual four-year period of undergraduate education. And our Future Scholars Program introduces high school students to the fun and power of mathematics.

Johns Hopkins has a long history of preeminence in mathematics research, dating back to its founding by J.J. Sylvester in 1886. As one example of this, the oldest running mathematics journal in the Western Hemisphere, the American Journal of Mathematics, is directed and edited within the Department of Mathematics and is published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Today, a vibrant scientific environment is maintained through the interaction of our faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and a variety of visiting mathematicians. Our areas of expertise include analysis, partial differential equations, algebraic/complex/differential geometry, mathematical physics, number theory, and algebraic topology.

The department regularly hosts seminars and colloquia on a range of topics. The George Kempf and Monroe H. Martin Colloquium Lecture Series bring top experts from around the world to lecture on current developments in the field of mathematics. The department is also home to the Japan-US Mathematics Institute (JAMI), which sponsors visitors and seminars throughout the year.

To complement the time spent in the classroom and researching, the department offers many occasions for people to get to know one another better. These include afternoon teas, an undergraduate Math Club, picnics in the fall and spring, an annual winter holiday party, pick-up soccer, and more. We invite everyone in the Hopkins community to join us for these events.


Department Chair
David Savitt
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Specific questions about the programs may be directed to the Senior Academic Program Coordinator or the Director of Undergraduate Studies.