Students working towards a PhD must first obtain their Master's Degree within the PhD program. The process leading to this degree is part of the PhD program and must not be confused with the Professional Master's Program offered by this department. To obtain a Master's Degree, students in the PhD program must meet the following requirements:
- Complete the course requirements by the end of the third quarter of the second year of studies.
- Identify a research area and an advisor for a Master's paper by the beginning of the first quarter of the second year.
- Complete a Master's paper and pass a Master's exam by the end of the autumn quarter of the third year of studies.
- Meet the University Requirements.
All students must complete an approved sequence of nine courses. An approved sequence consists of five core courses, and three electives and one seminar. Any core course not used to satisfy a core requirement can be used as an elective. Similarly, an approved elective can be used as a seminar. Students taking the Computational Math track are required to take a different set of core courses and will choose from a different set of electives. Read more.