Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Mathematics

The doctoral program in Mathematics requires fifty-one hours of coursework, with grades of C or better, and a GPA of 3.0 or above, beyond the undergraduate degree. At least thirty-six hours, chosen to the satisfaction of the student's research advisor must be taken at the 6000 level in mathematics, and a further nine hours must be taken outside the School of Mathematics at the 4000 level or higher in the student's minor field of study. The program must also include six additional hours at the 6000 level. Work on a master's thesis (thesis hours) may not be counted toward any of the fifty-one hours specified, but coursework for the master's degree may be counted. At least six hours of the minor should be completed within three years of the student's admission to the doctoral program.

Prior to admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree, each student must pass the comprehensive examination, which consists of a written examination in real analysis and algebra and an oral examination in the student's proposed area of specialization. Doctoral students must also satisfy the Institute's requirements with respect to the dissertation and final oral examination.