Graduate: PhD Program
Doctoral Degree Requirements
The Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Mathematics offers students an opportunity to write dissertation in computational mathematics or computational statistics. It is a 48 semester-hour program designed for students who hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in mathematics or a closely related area. Students must include 18-21 hours of dissertation (MAT 799) in the required hours. This challenging and rigorous program culminates in the defense of an original dissertation that is suitable for publication in a refereed journal. Upon completion of this degree the successful student will be capable of producing new results in their chosen area of research.
SLO 1: Broad Understanding
Students demonstrate broad understanding by reproducing results and definitions at the introductory Ph.D. level.
SLO 2: In Depth Study
Students discover new results and defend these results in a specific area of computational mathematics that goes beyond the introductory PhD level.
SLO 3: Synthesis and Written Communication
Students combine their knowledge from graduate course work, individual readings, and their own original research and communicate this research and its significance in writing.
SLO 4: Oral Communication
Students defend their research findings orally.