Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Because of the breadth of pure and applied mathematics, it is recognized that applicants for admission will have diverse backgrounds. Admission requirements are therefore flexible. Applicants should have demonstrated strength in either pure or applied mathematics, a bachelor's degree with a major in mathematics or a closely related discipline, and satisfactory scores on the general Graduate Record Examination.
Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Successful completion of three qualifying examinations, two written and one oral, in one of the areas of concentration.
Minimum Degree Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Each student must complete the three qualifying exams and an approved plan of study including at least 75 credit hours in course work or dissertation research. The student is required to write a doctoral dissertation and pass a final oral defense of that dissertation. The Department requires two semesters of college-teaching experience. Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate proficiency in the use of computers. There is no formal language requirement.
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