Virtually every core area of mathematics is strongly represented in the UCLA Math Graduate Program. In the U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Graduate Schools rankings, the UCLA Mathematics Graduate Program climbed to its highest historical ranking of seven (shared) overall in the nation. In all seven research specialties, the Program ranked in the top ten: Analysis (#1), Applied Math (#2), Logic (#2), Algebra/Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry (#5), Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics (#6), Geometry (#10), and Topology (#10). For more information about the rankings of the entire UCLA Department of Mathematics, click here.
As of fall 2017, the graduate program has 166 PhD candidates. The 27 PhD graduates of 2016-2017 are continuing their research studies in postdoctoral positions or as tenured faculty at premier institutions, including MIT, Stanford, Northwestern University, Yale University, UC San Diego, Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, UCLA, Princeton University, Bielefeld University and University of Helsinki. Careers in industry include placements at Citigroup, Google, Nomura Securities, Goldman Sachs and Operam Entertainment Company.
The graduate program is located in the Mathematical Sciences Building, which is centrally situated on the UCLA campus. The MS building houses classrooms, administrative offices, faculty offices, graduate student offices, the graduate student lounge and several computer labs. In addition, the Department maintains its own Graduate Reading Room. The Reading Room has a large non-circulating collection of books, over 9,000 monographs, and subscribes to 150 mathematical journals.
Other facilities available for graduate students include the Applied Computing Lab (ACL) in MS 6187 and the Graduate Computing Lab (GCL) in MS 3347. The ACL is available to all Applied Math graduate students, and consists of six machines running Linux and eight machines running Windows 7. A high-speed/volume printer is available as well. The GCL has linux/windows machines and a high-speed/volume printer. In addition, PC's are available in all graduate student offices. The department also maintains a Linux based "Beowulf" cluster for parallel computing.