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College of Sciences
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Mathematics PhD program prepares students with a broad base in pure, applied and industrial mathematics.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mathematics is intended to provide a broad base in applied and industrial mathematics. The goal of the program is to produce students who will attain distinction in their fields of research. In order to achieve this, the program has required core courses as well as a set of electives providing cross-disciplinary subjects. All students are required to take electives outside the department.

Students in the program can specialize in one of many aspects of mathematics, including Approximation Theory, Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, Big Data and Mathematical Statistics, Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, Control and Optimization, Differential and Symplectic Geometry, Fluid and Plasma Dynamics, Functional Analysis, Inverse and Ill-posed Problems, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Finance, Nonlinear Waves and Nonlinear Dynamics, Numerical Analysis, Orthogonal Polynomials, Partial Differential Equations, Probability and Stochastic Analysis, Tomography and Medical Imaging, and Wave Propagation. Responding to this wide variety of interests, the program offers flexibility in the composition of the core courses as well as the candidacy examination. The program is comprehensive with opportunities for students to pursue research in a variety of disciplines.

Application Deadlines

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January 15

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