Dec 03, 2023  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Ph.D.

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A rigorous PhD program in mathematics, culminating in an original research project. Math PhDs have excellent career prospects in a variety of settings, including academia, industry, research, engineering, economics and government.

Mathematics PhD Information

The student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The student must teach two semesters of college mathematics.

The student must complete a combination of 72 hours of coursework and dissertation research. Within the 72 hours, a maximum of 12 hours can be at the 4000 level, and 42 hours must be formal courses at the 5000 level. The courses must be mathematics courses or courses with significant mathematical content, as approved by the department’s graduate committee.

The Student Must Complete

Within the 42 hours of 5000-level courses, the student must:

  • Complete the courses distributed in three areas: algebra, analysis, and applied mathematics. The student must take at least two courses in each of two categories and at least one course from the third category. The department maintains a list of course categories.

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In Addition

In addition, the student must:

  • Pass the foundation exam, the qualifying exam in the student’s research area, and the preliminary exam.
  • Write a dissertation containing the student’s original mathematical results and present an oral defense of the research.
  • Take one hour of the seminar 4970: Professional Development in Mathematics and one hour of the seminar MATH4970 - Professional Development in Teaching .

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