# Connected Science Community and Mathematics PhD Program

## A new kind of PhD training

### Conduct groundbreaking Mathematics research and develop skills that open a vast set of future careers with the support of a cross-College PhD Community!

The Connected Science Community and Mathematics PhD Program is designed for students to develop a deep understanding of mathematics through core curriculum coursework along with advanced courses according to individual interest in any of several department research areas: algebra, algebraic geometry, representation theory, partial differential equations, combinatorics and discrete mathematics, mathematical physics and geometry, probability and statistics, and topology.

Students have the opportunity to work with internationally recognized faculty, carrying out intensive mathematics research and completion of a dissertation in one of three tracks: pure mathematics, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics.

You will be joining a graduate program that is committed to cultivating a culture of respect and collaboration where the contribution of each person is valued.

## How the Connected Science Community and Mathematics PhD works

Upon joining the Mathematics PhD program, you will also join a Connected Science Community of PhD students across the College of Science. During the summer before your first year, you will participate in workshops to develop key skills, explore and utilize university resources, and learn about potential post-PhD careers, while also having the opportunity to begin lab rotations or thesis work.

During Fall semester of your first year, you will begin coursework and continue research in your department. Throughout your first year and beyond, you will continue your research while sustaining your Connected Science Community through seminars, workshops, and social activities.

In this unique PhD training program, you’ll:

– join a Community of PhD students across all College of Science departments, who learn from each other, collaborate, and draw on one other’s experience;

– develop Career and Core Skills and inside knowledge of the outstanding career opportunities open to PhD graduates;

– explore Cross-Disciplinary Research to help you solve pressing research challenges; and

– gain external Work Experience – an integral part of your training, with many opportunities.

## A Culture of Respect

We are building a college that is representative of society, with equity, inclusion and anti-racist policies as pillars of a connected community. Learn more about our commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice.

Learn more## Additional information

For the duration of their program, students receive full tuition scholarship, a graduate assistant position with stipend, and health insurance.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2022.

**Bachelor’s Degree Entrance **

Complete all courses and requirements listed here unless otherwise indicated.

**Milestones**

- Four qualifying examinations
- Annual review
- Teaching requirement
- Doctoral candidacy
- Dissertation committee
- Dissertation proposal
- Progress report and presentation
- First-author publication
- Dissertation defense

**Program Credit/GPA Requirements **

- 64 total semester hours required
- Minimum 3.000 GPA required

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