Doctor of Philosophy Degree Information

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. involves additional course work as prescribed by the advisory committee. 
  • The Ph.D. Plan of Study includes a minimum of 21 credit hours beyond the Master’s degree; a minimum of ninety course and research credits (including the Master’s degree credits) is required for graduation. 
  • All Ph.D. Plans of Study must contain a minimum of nine (9) hours of applied mathematics; at least six (6) of which must be taken from the Mathematics Department.
  • Your Major Professor or you may feel that additional courses not included on the Plan of Study should be taken to strengthen your background in a particular area.