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.
School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Catalog page: PhD
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 completed Request for Recommendation form. Previous teachers are strongly preferred. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
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.