Doctor of Philosophy - Mathematical Sciences

UNLV’s Mathematical Sciences Ph.D. program is Nevada’s only Ph.D. program in the Mathematical Sciences. It is relatively new (established in 2005) and includes concentrations in Applied Math, Pure Math, Computational Math, and Statistics to serve students in many different areas of Mathematical Sciences.

The main part of the Ph.D. is the dissertation. The degree requirements also include: credit requirement, qualifying examination requirement, subject area breadth requirement.

The qualifying examination requirement and the subject area breadth requirement are tailored according to the area of concentration.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will have a broad understanding of several areas of mathematical sciences. They will be able to formulate and solve problems in these areas.
  • Students will be able to understand, analyze, create, and write mathematical proofs.
  • Students will be able to study and understand mathematical literature.
  • Students will be able to produce a piece of original research that is publishable in a peer-reviewed journal.

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