Doctor of Philosophy Program

The regular (Option 1) Ph.D. program, prepares research specialists in the mathematical sciences. The department offers research training in algebra, analysis (real, complex and functional), applied mathematics (biomathematics, differential equations), combinatorics & optimization, statistics, and computer science.

Our non-traditional (Option 2) Ph.D. program, prepares college mathematics teachers and other "general practitioners" of mathematics. It emphasizes greater breadth in course work and less specialization than in the regular program. An emphasis in mathematics education is available under this option.

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  • a total of 60 graduate credits and a dissertation.
  • Preliminary examination in two areas.
  • Comprehensive examination emphasizing the area of specialization.