Doctor of Philosophy - Mathematical Sciences

About

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.

Available Options

  • Post-Bachelor’s – Pure Mathematics Track
  • Post-Bachelor’s – Statistics Track
  • Post-Bachelors’s – Computational Mathematics Track
  • Post-Bachelors’s – Applied Mathematics Track
  • Post-Master’s – Applied Mathematics Track
  • Post-Master’s – Computational Mathematics Track
  • Post-Master’s – Pure Mathematics Track
  • Post-Master’s – Statistics Track

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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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Doctor of Philosophy - Mathematical Sciences

Post-Bachelor’s – Pure Mathematics Track

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Graduate Coordinator

Jichun Li

Professor and Graduate Coordinator

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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics is the foundation for many technical and scientific fields. Mathematics aids and supplements our intuitions about the physical universe and about human behavior. The department of mathematical sciences provides a broad spectrum of courses and opportunities in mathematics and statistics.

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College of Sciences

The College of Sciences provides students a solid foundation in natural, physical, and mathematical sciences for a successful career in the sciences and other professional programs.

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