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Marina Chugunova

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Director, Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Program Director, PhD in Engineering & Industrial Applied Mathematics


Our mission is to train new generations of mathematical scientists for positions in education, industry, and government laboratories. In support of this mission, the CGU Institute of Mathematical Sciences offers a variety of master’s and doctoral degrees. We also maintain a strong applied research component through our internationally recognized Engineering & Industrial Applied Mathematics Clinic, which gives students first-hand experience in solving significant mathematical problems for industry and government clients.

As part of The Claremont Colleges, we combine the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small institute. Along with the five other mathematics departments within the Claremont Colleges, we are a part of the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences, forming a pure and applied math community with more than 60 faculty members – one of the largest mathematical science communities in California. Our PhD thesis topics include fascinating problems in applied and industrial mathematics, supervised by Institute of Mathematical Sciences professors; topics in differential algebra and geometry, supervised by Harvey Mudd College professors; number theory and combinatorics, supervised by leading experts from Claremont McKenna College; and mathematical physiology and biology, supervised by leading Pomona College faculty experts.

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences is a tight-knit department focusing on training applied mathematicians, and it offers modern courses in data analysis, statistical learning, and cryptography. We work hard to foster an environment where your success is our primary objective.

In addition to our regular mathematics degree programs in applied mathematics and statistics, we participate in a range of partnerships with other Southern California universities and departments. These partnerships include a joint PhD in engineering and industrial applied mathematics with California State University, Long Beach, joint MS and PhD degrees in financial engineering with CGU’s Drucker School of Management, and a joint PhD degree in computational science with San Diego State University.

We also encourage and support dual-degree programs in fields where mathematics can offer a strong foundation or a deeper understanding of principles.

We value both full-time and part-time students in our degree programs, with many courses scheduled at convenient times for working professionals.

The selection of a graduate program is a key decision for your professional career. We invite you to further explore the CGU Institute of Mathematical Sciences and discover the opportunities offered from a graduate education in Claremont.


Marina Chugunova
Director, Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Professor of Mathematics

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