Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

A Ph.D. in mathematics certifies a high level of scholarship and the ability to make original contributions in one's own field. Doctoral candidates must take several advanced courses, pass certain qualifying examinations, and write a dissertation containing original research.

Students who wish to gain a Ph.D. in mathematics can have their degree concentration in areas like coding theory, dynamical systems, financial mathematics, set theory, and statistics. Graduates can secure many jobs in business and academics such as postsecondary education administrators and operations research analysts. (

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