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# Doctorate In Mathematics University of Texas Arlington

## Introduction

#### Overview

The Department of Mathematics offers doctoral degree programs in mathematics (algebra, geometry, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, data science, mathematical biology, mathematics education, and probability) and in statistics.

#### About The Program

There are two different routes to obtain the Ph.D. degree: one is to obtain the MS degree first and then enter the Ph.D. program, while the other is to enter the Ph.D. program directly with a BS degree (i.e., the so-called BS-PhD track). The doctoral program prepares students as researchers to enter a wide range of professional roles, including academia, industry, and business.

#### Career Opportunities

- Actuary
- Biostatistician
- Data Scientist
- Operations Research Analyst
- Pharmacokinetics
- Postsecondary Education Administrators
- Risk Analyst

#### Degree Options

**Ph.D. in Mathematics - General Mathematics Track**

- MATH 5317 Real Analysis
- MATH 5322 Complex Variables I
- MATH 5327 Functional Analysis I
- MATH 5331 Abstract Algebra I
- MATH 5338 Numerical Analysis I

In addition to the mathematics core requirements, the student is required to take four area-related courses, in consultation with their advisor.

**Ph.D. in Mathematics - General Statistics Track**

- MATH 5312 Mathematical Statistics I
- MATH 5313 Mathematical Statistics II
- MATH 5317 Real Analysis
- MATH 5319 Probability Theory
- MATH 5358 Regression Analysis or MATH 5359 Survival Analysis

In addition to the statistics core requirements, students are also required to take four area-related courses, chosen in consultation with their advisor.

**Ph.D. in Mathematics - Data Science Track (jointly with Computer Science and Engineering Department)**

- MATH 5317 Real Analysis
- MATH 5322 Complex Variables I
- MATH 5327 Functional Analysis I
- MATH 5338 Numerical Analysis I
- CSE 5301 Data Analysis & Modeling Techniques
- CSE 5311 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
- CSE 5334 Data Mining

In addition to the MATH/CSE core requirements, the student is required to take two area-related courses in MATH or CSE, chosen in consultation with their advisor.

#### Why Choose Us?

- The department is a major center for mathematics research and education in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and North Texas.
- It features nationally recognized faculty with outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and services, such as fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers, members of the UTA Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and UT System Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award winners. Most mathematics faculty members’ research is supported by the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Department of Education, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
- The American Mathematical Society named The University of Texas at Arlington the winner of its 2013 AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department."

#### Admission Requirements

For unconditional admission a student must meet the following requirements:

- A master's degree or at least 30 hours of graduate coursework in mathematics or closely related fields.
- A minimum GPA of 3.0, as calculated by the Graduate School, on a 4.0 scale in graduate coursework.
- Minimum of 350 on the verbal and 700 on the quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if taken prior to August 2011. Minimum of 143 on the verbal and 155 on the quantitative portions of the GRE if taken after August 2011.
- For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (or a minimum score of 213 on a computer-based test, or a minimum score of 79 on an internet-based test) or a minimum score of 40 on the Test of Spoken English.
- Three favorable letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic work and/or professional work.

Applicants who do not satisfy requirements 2 or 3 above may be considered for unconditional admission if further review of their undergraduate transcript, recommendation letters, correspondence or direct interactions with mathematics faculty, and statement of professional or research interests indicates that they are qualified to enter the Doctoral Program without deficiency.

If an applicant does not meet a majority of standards for unconditional admission outlined above, they may be considered for probationary admission after careful examination of their application materials. Probationary admission requires that the applicant receive a B or better in the first 12 hours of graduate coursework at UT Arlington.

Applicants may be denied admission if they have less than satisfactory performance on a majority of the admission criteria described above.

A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate. An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline, but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements, may be granted provisional admission.

Doctoral Program (B.S.-Ph.D. Track)

For unconditional admission a student must meet the following requirements:

- A bachelor's degree in mathematics or in a closely related field.
- A minimum GPA of 3.00 on the 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work, as calculated by the UT Arlington Graduate School.
- A minimum of 350 on the verbal part and 700 on the quantitative part of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if taken prior to August 2011. Minimum of 143 on the verbal and 155 on the quantitative portions of the GRE if taken after August 2011.
- For an applicant whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (or a minimum score of 213 on a computer-based test, or a minimum score of 79 on an internet-based test) or a minimum score of 40 on the Test of Spoken English.
- At least three letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic work and/or professional work.

Applicants who do not satisfy requirements 2 or/and 3 above may be considered for unconditional admission if a further review of their undergraduate transcript(s), recommendation letters, correspondence or direct interactions with mathematics faculty, and statement of professional or research interests indicates that they are qualified to enter the B.S.-Ph.D. track program without deficiency.

If an applicant does not meet a majority of standards for an unconditional admission outlined above, he/she may be considered for probationary admission after a careful examination of his/her application materials. Probationary admission requires that the applicant receive grades of B or better in the first 12 hours of graduate course work at UT Arlington.

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