Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Mathematical Modeling PhD

Program Overview

The Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. program trains students to become experts in describing complex real-world systems mathematically, integrating data with models, devising and implementing algorithms, analyzing and interpreting solutions, making and justifying predictions, and communicating with experts in other areas. The program integrates applied mathematics with scientific and high-performance computing, and by its nature it is interdisciplinary—students are taught techniques relevant to the physical, life, medical, and computational sciences. We prepare our students to work in corporate research and development, defense laboratories, government agencies, and national laboratories.

Degrees Awarded

  • Doctor of Philosophy


  • Approximately 5 students per year enroll in the Ph.D. program.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Students are required to complete an interdisciplinary internship.

Salary Information

Co-op:     $30.00     $21.00 - $45.00 (Reported for Graduate Mathematical Sciences Students)
Ph.D.:      $79,556    *NACE reported data

Student Skills & Capabilities

Mathematical Modeling, Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis, Computational Modeling, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Sensitivity Analysis, Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Biology, Discrete Mathematics, Fluid Dynamics, Inverse Problems, Uncertainty Quantification, High-performance Computing.

Nature of Work

Project Opportunities:
Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. students are well prepared to be consultants, and are ready to solve real-world problems.  Teams of students are available to solve challenging issues for companies and organizations during the academic year.  Work with us and get the benefits of any work the team does in clarifying your problem, designing a solution, and building a working system.  We invite you to contact us to submit a project proposal.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Google, Phylum Data Suite, ITT Corp – Goulds Pumps, Mican Technologies, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Intel Corporation,, Kraft Foods, University of Notre Dame, Jet Blue, Vanguard, Harris Corp, Daimler Trucks North America

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in RIT co-op, graduating students or alumni. We will make every effort to make your recruiting endeavor a success.  Call our office and ask to speak with Kris Stehler, the career services coordinator who works with the Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. program. For your convenience, you can access information and services through our web site at
Kris Stehler, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5468
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center . 57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603