School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in

Mathematical Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas

For specific information about this Degree Program go to:
http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/degrees/


Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs
1
Number of Degrees Per Year

Academic Year

Average Number of Degrees

2010-2011

4

2011-2012 2

2012-2013

5

2 Graduation Rates

Academic Year

Percent who Graduated within 10 years

2010-2011

80%

2011-2012

100%

2012-2013 100%
3 Average Time to Degree

Academic Year

Average time to degree

2010-2011

<6yrs-1; <5 yrs-2; <4yrs-1; <3yrs-1

2011-2012

4.9yrs (6.5yrs-1; 5 yrs-1; 4.5yrs-2; 4yrs-1)

2012-2013 4.9yrs (6 yrs-1; 5 yrs - 2; 4.5 yrs - 1; 4 yrs - 1)
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)

Academic Year

Employed

Still Seeking

Unknown

2010-2011

6 – 80%

n/a

2 – 20%

2011-2012

4 – 80%

1 – 20%

n/a

2012-2013 3 – 80% n/a 2 – 30%
5 Admissions Criteria

Graduate Application Form
Submission of an online graduate application form to the U. T. Dallas Office of Admissions. Applicants have two options for online applications. One option is to go to our main UT Dallas webpage http://www.utdallas.edu/ and click on the “Apply to UT Dallas” link. This may speed up your application process by one day.  The other option is to apply on Texas Common Application https://www.applytexas.org/.

The deadline for US citizens to apply is July 1 for the Fall semester, November 1 for the Spring semester, and April 1 for the Summer term.   The deadline for international applicants is May 1 for the Fall semester, September 1 for the Spring semester, and March 1 for the Summer term.  Supporting documents for applications are due one month after the application deadline. Complete applications received by the stated deadlines receive timely admissions decisions. However, the Department of Mathematics does review late applications.

Narrative (Statement of Purpose)
The application includes a personal narrative. The narrative should indicate which degree and major is being applied for and should provide a personal discussion of the applicant's professional background, academic interests, relevant accomplishments, and goals in relation to the desired degree and major

Test Scores

  1. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required as part of the application and are sent to the UTD Office of Enrollment Services. Desirable are GRE scores of at least 350 Verbal and 700 Quantitative, with a combined score of at least 1200. Exceptions are made in some cases, however, when other credentials are especially strong. For Teaching Assistantships, higher standards prevail. Competitive applications include strong GRE scores.  For details, see http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/international/assessment.php. (GRE scores are not required of non-degree applicants.
  2. The ability to read, write, speak and understand English is essential for success in graduate studies at UT Dallas. If English is not the primary language of the applicant, and the applicant has been educated outside the United States, then the applicant must submit an acceptable Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination score, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, or a Pearson Test of English Academic score (PTE). Educational Testing Services (ETS) administers the TOEFL. The UT Dallas school code for the TOEFL is 6897. At the time of enrollment, the test score must be less than two years old. The English Proficiency requirement is waived if the applicant has completed a degree program in the U.S. of at least two years in length. Competitive applications include (if applicable) strong English Proficiency scores.

 

Minimum scores are as follows:
• 80 TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test)
• 550 TOEFL PBT (Paper-based test)
• 6.5 IELTS Academic
• 67 PTE Academic

For details, see http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/international/toefl.php.

Official University Transcripts
The applicant must have earned, at the time of enrollment, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university within the U.S. or its equivalent from a university outside the U.S. Issues of equivalency are resolved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Competitive applications include strong grades in previous academic work.

There is an automatic hold placed on an applicant’s file until the official documentation conferring the degree is received. Once the degree conferral is received, the hold is removed, allowing the student to register.

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required. Forms for this purpose are available on the Graduate Admissions website. See http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/documents/GradReqRecommendation.pdf.
The letters should be from individuals who are knowledgeable about the applicant's previous academic performance and are best able to judge 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.
 
Where to send required documents:

Hardcopy Narrative and Letters of Recommendation are to be sent directly to the UT Dallas Mathematics Department at this mailing address:

Mathematics Department
Mail Station FO 35
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road, Ste FO 2.610
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

All other hardcopy application materials are to be sent directly to the Office of Enrollment Services at this mailing address:

The University of Texas at Dallas
Office of Admissions
800 W Campbell Rd ROC11
Richardson TX 75080-3021

Only official reports from the appropriate testing agency are acceptable. Unofficial score reports and transcripts may be submitted for review, however, but note that the Office of Enrollment Services will not consider the application complete (and may continue to send notices) until all official documents have been received in that office.

Further information may be obtained at http://www.utdallas.edu/math/prospective/admissions.html

 

6 Percentage Full - Time Students
(FTS)

Academic Years

FTS/number students enrolled (headcount) for last three fall semesters

2010-2011

82%
(44 doctoral/32 full time)

2011-2012

71%
(42 doctoral/30 full time)

2012-2013 75%
(44 doctoral/33 full time)
7 Average Financial Support Provided

Academic Year

FTS Average Financial Support

2010-2011 (12 months)

$19,800 stipend
  $4,000, spring only EEF scholarships

2011-2012

$26,015 stipend

2012-2013 $20,400 Stipend
8

Student-Core Faculty Ratio

Academic Year

Number of FTS with at least

2010-2011

1.60:1

2011-2012

2.63:1

2012-2013 1.4/1
9 Core Faculty Publications

Academic Year

Core Faculty Publications

2010-2011

42

2011-2012

16

2012-2013 33
10 Core Faculty External Grants

Academic Year

Core Faculty External Grants

2010-2011

9

2011-2012

1

2012-2013 8
11 Percentage Full - Time
Students with Institutional Financial Support

DATE

Number of FTS with at least $1000 of annual support/the number of FTS

Fall 2010

23 with support/24 full time student

Fall 2011

71% (30 with support/30 full-time)

2012-2013 31 w support / 33 full time
12 Number of Core Faculty

Academic Year

Number of Core Faculty

2010-2011

15

2011-2012

16

2012-2013 24
13 Faculty Teaching Load

Academic Year

Average Faculty Teaching Load

Fall 2010

8.62

2011-2012

9.82

2012-2013 12.79
14 Faculty Diversity

Gender

White

Black

Hispanic

Other

         

Female

1

0

0

3

Male

8

0

0

14

15 Student Diversity

Gender

White

Black

Hispanic

Other

Female

4

0

2

16

Male

7

3

1

16

16 Date of Last External Review December 16, 2008
17 External Program Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
18 Student
Publications/Presentations

Academic Year

Number of Publications

Number of Presentations

2010-2011

21

8

2011-2012

5

6

2012-2013 10 17