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  Sep 24, 2017
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Mathematics, Ph.D

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Ph.D. Degree

 The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a program of study and research towards the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics, including appropriate topics in Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Probability, and Statistics. Applicants will be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program if they have completed an M.Sc. in Mathematics (or in a related area) with a B+ average.


The minimum course requirement for the Ph.D. is two one-term courses beyond the M.Sc. and acceptable to the department. All candidates are required to pass the comprehensive exam consisting of a written exam testing breadth of knowledge, and one additional oral exam testing depth of knowledge in the proposed field of study. Candidates must also present and defend, in an oral examination, a thesis written under the supervision of a faculty member containing original research.

All graduate students must attend the weekly Department Colloquium, and students in the Ph.D. program are expected to participate in the seminar relevant to their field of study.

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