Department of Mathematical Sciences

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


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UTD Mathematical Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

  • Pioneer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): As a result of a unique partnership with Pioneer Natural Resources, this research program with its prestigious fellowship is available to undergraduate juniors and seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • The Green Fellowship is an undergraduate research program administered by UT Southwestern and UT Dallas. The program provides UT Dallas students [including Mathematical Sciences students] with research training and experience that leads to an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in addressing basic research problems in medical research. See the Green Fellowship Application and Eligibility link on the Green Fellowship Overview page.


We thank Professor Mac Hyman (Tulane University and Former Group Leader, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory) for allowing us to share the following advice.

There are a wide range of corporations and institutions that employ applied mathematicians and computational scientists. If you are interested in applying for a summer internship, then check out some of the following links and be sure to note the application deadlines.

Once you have identified a program that interests you, then the application is just the first step to getting a position. These are very competitive programs and you greatly increase your chances if you have a supporter employed at the institution where you are interested in doing your internship.

I recommend that you identify individuals at the institution for the program with which you are interested in working. You can do this by using the library search engine to look for recent papers published on specific topics (use the keyword option) and published at a specific institution (limit your search to authors at the institution in which you are interested). Mark and download the abstracts of the papers that interest you.

After reading through the list of abstracts, then download the papers that interest you. If you are still interested after reading the papers, then send the author a personal email (based on reading their papers) to say that you have applied for a summer internship at their institution. Attach your CV and application to the email and if they would be willing to consider working with you during the summer if you are accepted into the program.

Qualifying Exam Archive

The Qualifying Exams take place each year in the spring semester. If there are any further questions please contact Dr. Yan Cao, Chair of the Qualifying Exam Committee.

    • Spring 2016: Math (2.67 MB) | Stat (1.91 MB)
    • Spring 2015:Math (2.93 MB) |Stat (2.14MB)
    • Spring 2014:Math (1 MB) |Stat (2MB)
  • Spring 2013: Math (107kb) | Stat (81.7kb)
  • Spring 2012: Math (206kb) | Stat (128kb)
  • Spring 2011: Math (347kb) | Stat (246kb)
  • Spring 2010: Math (275kb) | Stat (299kb)
  • Spring 2009: Math (244kb | Stat (325kb)
  • Spring 2007: Math (400kb) | Stat (292kb)
  • Spring 2006: Math (Not available) | Stat (245kb)
  • Spring 2005: Math (270kb) | Stat (24.5kb)

Career Information

  • Updated: June 29, 2016