University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Mathematics Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy - Mathematics

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

  • The regular (Option 1) Ph.D. program prepares research specialists in the mathematical sciences. The department offers research training in algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, combinatorics & optimization, computer science, and topology.
  • Our non-traditional (Option 2) Ph.D. program prepares college mathematics teachers and other "general practitioners" of mathematics. It emphasizes greater breadth in course work and less specialization than in the regular program. An emphasis in mathematics education is available under this option.
  • A dissertation is required.
  • Students must complete preliminary examinations in two areas.
  • Students must complete a comprehensive examination emphasizing their area of specialization. 

Course Requirements

Complete the following course:
M 600Mathematics Colloquium1
M 597Research3
or M 699 Dissertation
Complete 2 credits of the following courses:2
Topics in Mathematics Education
Graduate Seminar in Applied Mathematics
Graduate Seminar in Algebra
Graduate Seminar in Analysis
Graduate Seminar in Combinatorics and Optimization
Complete 54 credits of graduate-level Mathematics (M) or Statistics (STAT) courses.
Total Hours60

Minimum Grade: C