School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Test Score Required: GRE
Catalog Page: PhD
GRE scores of at least 143 Verbal and 155 Quantitative, with a combined score of at least 310, are desired. Exceptions are made in some cases when other credentials are especially strong. Higher standards prevail for Teaching Assistantships, which usually are awarded to exceptionally qualified PhD candidates. Mail Graduate Record Examination (GRE) official scores to UT Dallas Office of Enrollment Services.
Two majors are offered in the Mathematics Department's PhD program: Applied Mathematics
, and Statistics
. Each has its own academic curriculum and participating faculty.
Letters of Recommendation: 3 required
Completed Request for Recommendation (Requires Adobe Reader) forms are available for use in writing recommendation letters by individuals knowledgeable about your previous academic performance and best able to judge your probable success in graduate school. Previous teachers are strongly preferred. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the Mathematics Department by the author or uploaded online by the author.
Admissions Essay: Yes
This narrative should indicate which degree and major is being applied for and should provide a personal discussion of the applicant's background, interests, and goals in relation to the desired degree and major.
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Robert J Serfling
Professor in academic institution, or Professional in industry or government or finance, or Researcher in public or private sector.
Visit the American Statistical Association's Career Center at http://www.amstat.org/careers/index.cfm, the American Mathematical Society's Career Information at http://www.ams.org/profession/career-info/career-index
and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics' Career Information at http://www.siam.org/careers/.
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.