Mathematics Ph.D.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Submit three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s educational background, mathematical ability, and research and teaching potential.
  • Submit undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate transcripts.
  • Submit a resume and written statement of goals.
  • Either submit transcripts indicating the completion of a master’s degree in mathematics or a related area or complete all the requirements for the M.S. degree in mathematics, including a project or thesis which initiates study of the Ph.D. research area.

Note: For admission to the graduate school, students who are nonnative speakers of English are required to submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores.  The GRE mathematics subject test score is not required, but we strongly recommend submitting the score as part of the application.

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Minimum Requirements for Mathematics Ph.D.: 36 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements.18
As part of the Ph.D. requirements, complete the following:
Thesis (18 credits)
Mathematics Program Requirements
MATH F692Seminar 11-6
Pass the Ph.D. qualifying exam.
Total Credits19-24

One or more credit(s) of MATH F692 during the anticipated final semester of enrollment for the degree. A graduate advisory committee may choose to waive the requirement if its purpose has been met by other experiences.