Mathematics @ SMU

The Department of Mathematics fosters an environment that is supportive with hands-on instruction while promoting the proficiency needed to prepare for a wide range of career possibilities.

Our particular strengths are in computational and applied mathematics.

The department offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in mathematics with specializations in applied and/or numerical mathematics, pure mathematics, computer science and computer engineering, engineering, and operations research.

We also offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computational and applied mathematics. Current research includes numerical analysis of ordinary and partial differential equations, mathematical software, dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, nonlinear optics, and mathematical biology.

Why Study Math at SMU?

Combine the challenging coursework and research experiences available through the department and math majors will thrive with critical problem-solving and analytical skills.

Department Highlights


We are now accepting applications for Summer 2023: (look for NSF REU/RTG Site: Modeling and Computations for Complex Systems)

O’Donnell Data Science and Research Computing Institute

The O’Donnell Data Science and Research Computing Institute (ODSRCI) works with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to  provide the computational and digital data infrastructure necessary to support research endeavors of SMU’s faculty, researchers, and students.


Faculty members are actively working in the traditional and emerging areas of applied mathematics and scientific computing.

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