Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program in Mathematics

Our Doctoral Program prepares students for research-level mathematics in academics and industry.

First year students select from several core course sequences, which together culminate in a qualifying examination which must be passed at the Ph.D. level. In the second year, students are expected to complete two additional course sequences. By the third year, a student should have selected an advisor, started a research program, and be prepared to take a candidacy examination. In the semesters following this examination, a student is expected to complete their research while taking 15 dissertation credit hours and 60 course credit hours.

Every student is encouraged to choose a research direction, find a dissertation advisor, and form a committee before the end of the third semester of study. A Ph.D. is awarded after a successful dissertation defense.

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