Mathematics, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Core Courses
Select 15 hours from one of the following tracks:15
Applied
Advanced Linear Algebra
Real Analysis I
Complex Analysis I
Numerical Analysis for Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Pure
Advanced Linear Algebra
Real Analysis I
Complex Analysis I
Algebra I
Geometric Topology
Mathematics Education
Advanced Linear Algebra
Select 9 hours from the following:
Real Analysis I
Complex Analysis I
Algebra I
Geometric Topology
Numerical Analysis for Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Select one of the following:
Statistics for Experimenters II
Multivariate Methods
Hours Subtotal15
Additional Math Courses
Select 12 hours from track used for core courses.12
Applied
In addition to the core course requirements, every plan of study must contain at least 12 hours of graduate courses in the mathematical sciences (mathematics, statistics, or computer science).
Pure
In addition to the core course requirements, every plan of study must contain at least 12 hours of graduate courses in the mathematical sciences (mathematics, statistics, or computer science).
Mathematics Education
Introduction to Research in Mathematics Education
Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
Select 6 hours from the following:
Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry
Qualitative Research I
Psychology of Learning
Statistical Methods in Education
Hours Subtotal12
Preliminary Research Project
MATH 6010Advanced Seminar in Mathematics (Reading course with advisor)3
MATH 6090Doctoral Research Project3
Hours Subtotal6
Additional Graduate Courses
Combination of electives and dissertation hours to total 27 hours.27
Electives
Select 3-12 hours.
Dissertation
Select 15-24 hours.
Hours Subtotal27
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval