List of Graduate Program Requirements

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Applied, Ph.D.

  1. Methods of Teaching Mathematics
    The Department of Mathematics requires every student who accepts a TAship to complete MAT390, taught every Fall quarter. Most students take this in their first year, even if they are supported by a fellowship.

  2. Overall requirement
    Courses used to fulfill the Master's requirements can also be used to fulfill the Ph.D. requirement. At least 6 graduate courses must be completed with A or A-. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 may be subject to dismissal. 1 unit of GGAM mini-conference (as a 290) is strongly encouraged to take either in the first or second year. Furthermore, students are encouraged to attend the mini-conference every year.

  3. Required general courses
    MAT 119A and MAT 201 (Analysis) A, B, C
    The required general courses cannot be taken on an S/U basis. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in 201ABC.

  4. Numerics
    8 units from 226ABC and 228ABC

  5. Field of specialization
    Minimum of 15 units in a field of specialization, of which at least 4 units are outside of Mathematics. For a list of suggested curricula in sample fields, see the GGAM webpage and consult with your potential thesis adviser.

  6. Advanced mathematics
    4 200-level math courses EXCLUDING: 1) courses used to fulfill "Required general courses" and "Numerics" requirements above; and 2) courses whose numbers are 280 and beyond.

  7. Preliminary Exam
    Ph.D. students should pass the Preliminary Examination by the beginning of Winter quarter of their second year. Indicate the date passed.

  8. Dissertation Topic
    Indicate your dissertation topic.

  9. Dissertation Adviser
    Indicate your dissertation adviser and the date it was confirmed.

  10. Dissertation
    Completed. Please list the date it was filed and the title.

  11. Dissertation Submitted to arXiv
    Provide the arXiv reference number for your submitted dissertation.

  12. Qualifying exam
    Please list the date the exam was passed.

Approved by Grad Studies Fall 2008.