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Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics


The PhD in mathematics degree programs cover two basic areas of concentration: statistics and applied mathematics. They are designed for those who plan to pursue academic, financial or industrial careers. In addition to a wide range of courses in mathematics and statistics, the Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a unique selection of courses that consider mathematical and computational aspects of engineering, biology and other scientific problems.

Program Information

School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Program: Mathematics

Catalog page: PhD

PhD in Mathematics Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Test score required: Yes

GRE scores of at least 143 verbal, 155 quantitative and 310 combined are preferred. Higher standards prevail for applicants seeking teaching assistantships. 

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Dmitry Rachinskiy

Possible Careers

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, the American Mathematical Society's Career Information at
 and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics' Career Information at

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.