## Information for Current and Prospective Graduate Students

This page contains information of interest to current and prospective PhD, MA and PBC students in mathematics and statistics.

### PhD in Computational Mathematics

#### Brief Overview

The PhD degree requires a minimum of 60 semester hours including 18-21 hours of dissertation and 39-42 hours of coursework, with at most 10 hours at the 500-level. By the end of their second year all PhD students are expected to have passed three qualifying exams. After passing these exams, the student should form a dissertation committee and select a topic. The dissertation research proposal consists of a presentation and oral examination by the dissertation committee. Part of the research proposal is the completion of a programming or computational project that is related to the proposal. All dissertations are required to have a significant computational component. Upon completion of the dissertation, it is defended in an oral exam by the dissertation committee. Failure to continue to make progress towards the degree can result in dismissal from the program.#### Useful Links

- Graduate Handbook
- Current Graduate Bulletin
- Enrolled Student Forms to fill out from the Graduate School
- Current Course Offerings
- Suggested Timeline for completing a PhD
- Qualifying Exams
- Thesis/Dissertation LaTeX Template
- Plan of Study
- How do I…? Some frequently asked questions

### MA in Mathematics

#### Brief Overview

The MA degree is offered in two concentrations: Mathematics and Applied Statistics. The Mathematics concentration requires 30 hours (for the thesis option) or 33 hours (for comprehensive exam option). The Applied Statistics concentration requires 33 hours.#### Useful Links

- Graduate Handbook
- Current Graduate Bulletin
- Enrolled Student Forms to fill out from the Graduate School
- Current Course Offerings
- Plan of Study