The flow of an incompressible, viscous, electrically conducting fluid with a suspension of inert particles over a rotating disk in the presence of a circular magnetic field is investigated. The governing equations of motion are reduced to a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations by similarity transformations, and solved numerically by using least squares finite element method. The radial velocity of the panicles attains its maximum on the surface of the disk and the particles slip in the tangential direction. The flow boundary layer is thickened and the axial flow field is reduced as a result of the magnetic field. The particle density is maximum near the surface of the disk. © 1986.