Mathematics M.A. and Ph.D. Degree Requirements and Academic Planning

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People interested in viewing the degree requirements can choose one of the requirements listed below, which provides highlights. For a complete reading of all aspects of degree requirements, including admission requirements, advising structure and mentoring, the make up of examination committees, advancement to candidacy, normative time to degree, etc., consult the Mathematics M.A. and Ph.D. Degree Requirements posted online at the Graduate Studies website.

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Academic Planning for Continuing Students

In 2016-17, UC Davis and the Graduate Student Association decided to update the paper-based assessment program with a more useful web based Student Progress Assessment to promote productive discussions and the set clear goals and expectations, thus enhancing the mentor/mentee relationship. To this end, it is expected that the assessment will be completed during an in-person meeting between the mentor and his/her mentee. The online Student Progress Assessment content and format, while significantly different from the paper-based APR, has been approved by Graduate Council. 

An annual progress assessment is expected to be completed for each graduate student between April 1st and June 30th. The student's major professor or graduate advisor can also initiate an interim or follow up assessment at any time through out the year.

Read more about Student Progress Assessment on the Graduate Studies website.