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Information for prospective students

The Center for Constructive Approximation welcomes applications for graduate studies in Approximation Theory.

Members of the Center are active researchers, working in one or more of the following areas of mathematics: constructive approximation theory, splines, wavelets, signal processing, image compression, constrained approximation and interpolation, and computer-aided geometric design. The Center offers graduate courses pertaining to Approximation Theory, organizes seminars, conferences, and is involved in a host of other activities. Please visit the Center’s website, for more information on the individual members’ research areas and on our current students and visitors. If you have questions about our graduate program, please do not hesitate to contact one of our members.

To be considered for graduate study in the Center, you should follow the application procedure for admission to graduate studies in mathematics at Vanderbilt University. Be sure to indicate in your application that you are interested in studying Approximation Theory.

Applying to Vanderbilt’s graduate programs is done through the free online system located at: The Department of Mathematics requires general GRE test scores and the GRE Mathematics Subject Test score to apply to our graduate program. Information about the GRE exams can be found on the web at If you are not graduating from an English speaking university, you must also take the TOEFL examination.

General information about graduate studies in mathematics, including a description of our graduate teaching program, can be found at Questions about graduate studies in mathematics can also be directed to:

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Mathematics, 1326 Stevenson Center
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
Telephone: +1-615-322-6672
Fax: +1-615-343-0215