About This Program
The Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics is for those interested in becoming professional scholars, college and university teachers or independent workers in private, industrial or government research institutions.
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*
Data scientists and mathematical science occupations, all other
- 30.9% much faster than the average
- 33,200 number of jobs
- $98,230 potential earnings
Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary
- 1.3% slower than the average
- 60,100 number of jobs
- $73,650 potential earnings
- 3.0% about as fast as the average
- 2,900 number of jobs
- $110,860 potential earnings
Natural sciences managers
- 4.8% about as fast as the average
- 71,400 number of jobs
- $137,940 potential earnings
- 34.6% much faster than the average
- 42,700 number of jobs
- $92,270 potential earnings
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
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- Passage of the departmental qualifying examination at the master’s level
- Master's degree from an accredited university or college
- Official transcript(s)
- Résumé or vita
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 525 TOEFL PBT score
- Minimum 71 TOEFL IBT score
- Minimum 74 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.0 IELTS score
- Minimum 50 PTE score
- Minimum 100 Duolingo English score
- Fall Semester
- Priority deadline: March 15
Applications submitted by this deadline will receive the strongest consideration for admission.
|Code ||Title ||Credit Hours |
|MATH 87199||DISSERTATION I 2||30|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||60|
This examination will be a comprehensive examination in the field of the major subject, and will be a substantially deeper test than the qualifying examination.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Understand and appreciate connections between mathematics and other disciplines.
- Be aware of and understand a broad range of mathematical subdisciplines.
- Obtain a broader and deeper understanding of core applied mathematics subdisciplines, including numerical analysis, probability and mathematical statistics.
- Obtain a deep understanding of some subdiscipline.
- Engage effectively in problem solving, including exploring examples, devising and testing conjectures and assessing the correctness of solutions.
- Reason in mathematical arguments at a level appropriate to the discipline, including posing problems precisely, articulating assumptions and reasoning logically to conclusions.
- Approach mathematical problems creatively, including trying multiple approaches and modifying problems when necessary to make them more tractable.
- Develop and carry out a research program in applied mathematics.
- Communicate mathematics clearly both orally and in writing.
- Teach university-level mathematics effectively.