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Rensselaer Catalog 2014-2015 
Rensselaer Catalog 2014-2015 [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics Ph.D.

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Students working for the doctorate must demonstrate high achievement both in scholarship and in independent research. All programs must follow the general rules of the Office or Graduate Education.

The Ph.D. degree results from following a program of study in mathematics or in applied mathematics. In either case, the student’s program of study must include:

  • At least six, 4-credit (nonthesis) graduate mathematics courses (i.e., those with numbers MATH 6xxx or MATP 6xxx).
  • At least one 3- or 4-credit course at the graduate (6000) level outside the department (i.e., not coded MATH or MATP and not cross-listed with any department course), selected in consultation with the math adviser.
  • At most 30 thesis/research credits.
  • All doctoral students must pass a written preliminary exam as well as an oral qualifying examination, and complete an oral candidacy presentation. Descriptions of these requirements can be found on the department’s Web site.

In addition, the course MATH 6591 Research in Mathematics is strongly suggested. Any deviations from these requirements must have the approval of the Department’s Graduate Committee.

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