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Mathematical Sciences

Ph.D.

Program Overview

A new generation of math students deserves a new generation of math teachers. Our doctoral program in mathematical sciences gives you the experience you'll need to lead a college math classroom. Every doctoral student participates in two semester-long teaching internships.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 5-7 years
Credit Hours: 45 (after masters degree), 75 (after bachelor's degree)

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

As part of our close-knit mathematical sciences program, you'll receive more than the personal attention you'd expect from small classes. You'll also get intensive training needed to lead a college classroom. Every doctoral candidate participates in a pair of semester-long teaching internships, during which you'll teach upper-level math classes under the supervision of an experienced faculty member.

If you're planning on a career in business or industry, you'll complete a professional internship to gain work experience in that setting.

As a doctoral student, you can:

  • Hear from a wide range of expert speakers through our active colloquium program.
  • Explore topics beyond your required coursework through graduate student seminars.
  • Join a research group and participate in projects in the science and engineering departments, other universities, and industry.

There's never been a greater need to give students math skills. The mathematical sciences program ensures that we'll create a generation of faculty members equipped to do so.

Program Highlights

As a doctoral candidate in our mathematical sciences program, you will:

  • Build your pedagogical skills along with your research. Every student takes a full year of classes to learn how to teach college-level math.
  • Participate in two semester-long teaching internships, where you'll teach math under the supervision of an experienced faculty member.
  • Get the kind of experience to prepare you for a career. Since 2000, more than 50 students have graduated from this program, taking jobs in 20+ states and 6+ countries.

Concentrations

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Pursue broad or in-depth coursework in different branches of pure and applied mathematics. Areas of study include algebra; algebraic geometry; applied mathematics; approximation theory; combinatorics and graph theory; differential geometry; functional analysis; and operator theory and number theory.
In addition to your teaching internship, you'll also take a year of classes on pedagogy. Active research areas include learning and teaching of collegiate mathematics using technology; students’ motivation, attitudes and affects related to the learning of mathematics; gender and cultural aspects of student learning; ethno-mathematics; quantitative literacy; and reasoning.

Careers & Outcomes

As a graduate of the mathematical sciences program, you'll be well prepared to become a faculty member at a college or university, or pursue corporate work.

Career Projected Salary
College Professor/Instructor $69,998
Data Analyst (General) $72,247
Financial Quantitative Analyst $99,596
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