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What will I learn?

The Ph.D. program in Mathematics is designed to provide training in fundamental methods and concepts of modern mathematics, including interdisciplinary collaborative research. The program builds research skills that will position students to be competitive in pursuing careers in an academic, government, and business environment.

Student learning outcomes

After completion of the Ph.D. in Mathematics program, students will:

1. Attain and demonstrate the appropriate level of expertise in fundamental mathematics areas and in the individual’s research field.

2. Demonstrate the ability to do independent original research in mathematics on the level of a Ph.D. dissertation.

3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate the results of the research both orally and in writing.

Course work

Candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, must satisfy all general requirements of the Graduate School. These include

• Completion of a minimum of 72 hours of graduate credits, including at least 48 hours of course work.

• At least 30 of the course credits must be at the 700 level, and at most 24 may be dissertation credits.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (72 hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,006.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Science

1664 N. Virginia Street,

RENO,

Nevada,

89557, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. Eligibility for admission with a 3-year bachelor's degree are determined on a case by case basis. Minimum grade point average (on a 4.0 scale): 3.0 for a doctoral degree.

For international students

Applicants must have

  • Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Eligibility for admission with a 3-year bachelor's degree are determined on a case by case basis
  • Minimum grade point average (on a 4.0 scale): 3.0 for a doctoral degree
  • Minimum score requirements: TOEFL: 550 (paper) or 79 (internet), IELTS: 6.5 (academic version).

Fall Admissions

First Deadline: February 1st
Second Deadline: March 1st

Spring Admissions

First Deadline: October 1st
Second Deadline: November 1st

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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