# PhD in Mathematics

## Become a thought leader in the field of mathematics.

The PhD program in mathematics provides a combination of theory and application, preparing you for a career as a university professor or researcher across a wide range of fields.

You’ll complete 36 hours of coursework in your work towards the PhD. You’ll also take exams in advanced calculus/linear algebra, as well as two of the following areas: algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, stochastics, and topology.

Finally, you’ll complete a dissertation and an oral examination, which is primarily a defense of your dissertation.

The PhD will prepare you for work in the academy and/or to be a thought leader in a number of fields related to work in mathematics.