Graduate Program

We believe that education and research in Applied Mathematics is essential for the progress of humankind.

The Applied Mathematics program at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Science embodies interdisciplinarity and critical thinking to solve challenging problems in science and engineering, with a focus on understanding nature through the fusion of Artificial Intelligence, Computing (classical to quantum), and Mathematics. We value foundational contributions, societal impact, and ethics in our work. Our program uniquely interfaces with diverse fields, including physics, neuroscience, materials science, economics, biology and fluid mechanics, to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time, such as sustainability, responsible digital transformations, and health and well-being.

Our core mission is to provide students with individualized programs tailored to their interests, needs, and background. We welcome students from diverse technical backgrounds. Our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers as faculty members, start-up pioneers, and social innovators. Our program is dedicated to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We celebrate and value differences among our members, and we strive to create an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds.

Harvard School of Engineering offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Applied Mathematics. Doctoral students may earn the masters degree en route to the Ph.D.