Spotlight on Our Graduate Mathematics Faculty
Joined CSM in 2003
Scientific computing and analysis of partial differential and surface integral equations, acoustic and electromagnetic scattering, constructive approximations.
The PhD degree program is sufficiently flexible to prepare candidates for careers in industry, government, or academia. Coursework provides a strong background in applied mathematics. Students may specialize in a variety of areas,including
A course of study leading to the PhD degree can be designated either for the student who has completed the MS degree or for the students who has complete the bachelor's degree.
Following is a summary of the Doctor of Philosophy Program with an emphasis in Applied Mathematics. Additional information on Graduate School Requirements can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.
Applicants must have a Bachelor's of Master's degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution. Students are expected to have completed courses in linear algebra, vector calculus, ordinary differential equations and advanced calculus or real analysis. Applicants without the prerequisites stated above may occasionally be admitted with deficiencies.
The following core courses are required of all students. Students who have taken equivalent courses at another institution may satisfy these requirements by transfer.
All student are required to take the course SYGN 502 - Introduction to Research Ethics
Each student must pass three written exams, in the areas of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Computational Mathematics. Each exam will cover one course from the corresponding list below. Each student will choose which courses from each list he or she will be examined on. Students are not required to take the courses in order to take the exams.
Students should complete the qualifying exam within two years after enrolling in the PhD program. The course descriptions for both the graduate level courses and the senior level courses are available for you to review.
A doctoral dissertation, comprising original work in applied/computationals mathematics, must be completed and defended in an oral examination. Students should find a thesis advisor and form a thesis committee by the end of their second year.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
In addition, international students must submit the following:
A complete list of fees, deadlines and requirements, along with the online application, can be found on the Graduate Admissions home page. Additional information may be requested via the Online Graduate Information Request Form.