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Mathematics, Ph.D.



What will I learn?

The department offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The department offers courses in the following areas: algebra, analysis, topology, differential equations, mathematical methods for engineering, mathematics for finance, mathematics education, mathematical statistics, numerical analysis, fluid dynamics, control theory, and optimization theory.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mathematics is intended as a research degree and is awarded based on scholarly proficiency (as demonstrated by course work and the Qualifying Examination) and the ability to conduct independent, original research (demonstrated by the PhD dissertation).

Category 1: Pure (Choose 1)

  • MATH 571 Print Modern Algebra II
  • MATH 573 Abstract Algebra I
  • MATH 674 Abstract Algebra II
  • MATH 580 Real Analysis I
  • MATH 681 Real Analysis II
  • MATH 565 Intro General Topology
  • MATH 566 Intro Algebraic Topology

Category 2: Applied (Choose 1)

  • MATH 510 Numerical Linear Algebra
  • MATH 511 Numerical Analysis I
  • MATH 512 Numerical Analysis II
  • MATH 520 Linear Optimization Theory
  • MATH 521 Optimization Theory II
  • MATH 541 Boundary Value Problems
  • MATH 542 Integral Transfer
  • MATH 554 Math Statistics I
  • MATH 555 Math Statistics II

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$31,460.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 January 2023, 23 August 2023


College of Arts and Sciences

Clark Hall,

The University of Alabama,



35487, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International application must hold the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to be eligible for graduate admission.

For international students

A person holding a bachelor's degree (or who is a senior) from a U.S. regionally accredited institution (or the foreign equivalent for an international applicant), is eligible for consideration for admission to the Graduate School of The University of Alabama.

English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT); International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 6.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE): The minimum score of admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 59.

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions.

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


About The University of Alabama

Boasting a long history of success, The University of Alabama produces legendary results through our scholars’ research and service.

  • Located in the mid-size city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 200 programs in 10 academic schools
  • Scholarships for international students at all levels
  • More than 600 student organizations

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