The graduate program of the Department of Mathematics is oriented towards students who intend to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics on the basis of work done in either pure or applied mathematics. Students may earn the M.S. degree on the way to obtaining the Ph.D. The Department of Mathematics provides a comprehensive education in mathematics which takes place in a stimulating environment of intensive research activity.
Since 1913, the University of Chicago has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.