The Ph.D. degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM) is earned by first achieving Ph.D. candidacy and then writing and successfully defending a doctoral dissertation.Supervisory Committee:
- Appointed by the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and chaired by the Advisor. A co-chair from the Department of Mathematics is required if the Advisor is not a member of the Department of Mathematics.
- At least 4 faculty members with Graduate Faculty Status, including the University Representative and 3 faculty members of the Department of Mathematics.
- Supervises the program of study of the ACM student and monitors progress toward completion.
- Conducts the Ph.D. Candidacy Examination (the outside member is not required for this examination), the Prospectus Examination and the Dissertation Defense Examination.
- Complete the course requirements for a Master's degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics including the ACM Core Course Requirement or, for students entering the program with a Master's degree, the coursework specified by the ACM Director.
- Register for 2 semesters of the Mathematics Department colloquium and, after achieving candidacy, register for Mathematics Department seminar courses in at least 3 semesters. Finally, register for at least 24 semester hours of Dissertation Research MAT 6980.
Ph.D. Candidacy Requirements:
- Satisfy the ACM Core Course Requirement.
- Pass the ACM Core Course Qualifying Examination.
- Pass the Ph.D. Candidacy Examination.
- Successfully defend a dissertation proposal at a Prospectus Examination.
- Write a dissertation under the direction of a faculty advisor and successfully defend it at a Dissertation Defense Examination. The defense must be within 5 years of admittance to candidacy. If it is not, the candidacy of the student may be reevaluated by repeating qualifying and/or candidacy examinations.