As of 2021, it is estimated that there are approximately 42,000 individuals with PhDs in mathematics worldwide.

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According to recent estimates, there are approximately 42,000 individuals with PhDs in mathematics worldwide as of 2021. However, this number is likely to be higher as it only includes those who have obtained the degree and are currently working in academia. As renowned mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy once said, “Mathematics is the language of the universe.” In other words, mathematics is a universal language that is used to describe and explain everything from the behavior of subatomic particles to the movements of the stars.

Interesting Facts about PhDs in Mathematics:

- The first PhD in mathematics was awarded in 1755 by the University of Göttingen in Germany.
- The field of mathematics encompasses a wide range of sub-disciplines, including algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and more.
- Mathematicians are highly sought after in many industries, including finance, engineering, and computer science.
- Many of the world’s most important scientific discoveries and technological advancements would not have been possible without the insights of mathematicians.

Table: Top Countries with the Most PhDs in Mathematics (2019)

Rank | Country | Number of PhDs |
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1 | China | 8,700 |

2 | United States | 4,260 |

3 | Russia | 2,805 |

4 | Germany | 2,175 |

5 | United Kingdom | 1,355 |

6 | France | 1,055 |

7 | India | 855 |

8 | Italy | 745 |

9 | Japan | 675 |

10 | South Korea | 565 |

As the table shows, China has the highest number of individuals with PhDs in mathematics, followed by the United States and Russia. These three countries alone account for more than half of the world’s PhDs in mathematics.

## Video answer to “How many PhDs are there in math?”

The differences between a master’s degree and a PhD program in mathematics are discussed in this video. In the United States, a master’s degree program lasts two years, during which students take classes in the first year and begin research or projects in the second year. American and international students differ in their preferences for modern algebra and real variables respectively. PhD programs require completing various sequences and exams, with a focus on research in the last two years of the program. The speaker recommends finishing a PhD in five years at the most and encourages sharing experiences to benefit others.

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Over the last 20 years the number of PhDs awarded in mathematics has nearly doubled, from 1050 in 2000 to over 2000 in 2019.

1200 mathematics PhDsEach year US Universities graduate around

1200 mathematics PhDs, of whom around half are US citizens or permanent residents. Approximately 30 percent are female, and 8 percent are members of under-represented ethnic and racial minority groups. In a typical year, around 50 (i.e. around 4 percent) are unemployed at the time they graduate.

Each year US Universities graduate around

1200 mathematics PhDs, of whom around half are US citizens or permanent residents. Approximately 30 percent are female, and 8 percent are members of under-represented ethnic and racial minority groups. In a typical year, around 50 (i.e. around 4 percent) are unemployed at the time they graduate.

You could try looking at the Mathematics Genealogy Project [ http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/index.php ] which is attempting to record all the maths PhD and their advisors through time. This lists all PhD’s not just living one and has so far found 185,578 records.

To try and find the living PhD you could work from the number who get their PhD per year. The database lists 2113 PhD awarded in 1970, 2015 in 1980, 3038 in 1990, 4543 in 2000 and 4735 in 2010. The rise in number might indicate better recording or growth in mathematics.

For a ballpark figure assuming a PhD lives for 50 years following his award and there are 4000 per year that would make 200,000 living maths PhD’s.

## In addition, people ask

Generally, PhD Mathematics programs take between 3 and 5 years to complete and although requirements differ depending on the academic institution and specific program, candidates must have the appropriate educational background, training, and experience in mathematics.

Math Professor Degree | Percentages |
---|---|

Bachelors | 61% |

Masters | 32% |

Doctorate | 4% |

Associate | 2% |

**many finance and tech companies have positions that require either a PhD in math (or related area) or extremely extensive industry experience**.

**3100**mathematicians in US.

**Not all**Mathematics PhDs are working mathematicians or associated with academia. In an article written a few years ago ("Mathematicians in France and in the world"), Jean-Pierre Bourguignon estimates that there are around 80 000 mathematicians worldwide, with the AMS having about 15 000 members.