Professor and Head of the Department
The degrees of Master of Applied Statistics (see appropriate calendar entry),
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy are offered in the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics. The Masters' degrees are offered by full-time
and part-time studies.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
The following regulations should be read in conjunction with the GENERAL UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.
Admission to the Ph.D. program is limited and competitive. Of all the requirements listed in the regulations, the writing of the doctoral thesis is the most important, and a candidate may complete all other requirements satisfactorily without qualifying for the degree.
The real test is to show ability to attack and solve a significant mathematical or statistical problem independently and in an original manner for the thesis. The doctoral thesis must definitely advance the subject which it treats.
SPECIFIC REGULATIONS FOR THE PH.D. IN MATHEMATICS
SPECIFIC REGULATIONS FOR THE PH.D. IN STATISTICS
TABLE OF CREDIT RESTRICTIONS
1. The Department requires applicants who do not already hold an appropriate
Master's degree (or equivalent) to register for the M.Sc. rather than for
the Ph.D. directly.
2. The candidate normally shall satisfactorily complete at least 6 credit hours from the following list:
ALGEBRA: M6320 (Group Theory), M6321 (Ring Theory)
ANALYSIS: M6310 (Functional Analysis), M6311 (Complex Analysis), M6312 (Measure Theory)
APPLIED MATHEMATICS: M6201 or M6212 (Numerical Differential Equations), M6100 (Dynamical Systems)
COMBINATORICS: M6340 (Graph Theory), M6341 (Combinatorial Design Theory), M6342 (Advanced Enumeration)
TOPOLOGY: M6300 or M6301 (Algebraic Topology), M6332 (Point Set Topology)
3. The Comprehensive Examination shall consist of two parts, called hereafter "qualifying review" and "intermediate review", and is subject to the following regulations. (More detailed information concerning the content of these examinations may be obtained from the Department).
a) The qualifying review consists of one or more examinations, written or oral or both, and is to take place as soon as the Supervisory Committee deems appropriate, but not later than at the end of the candidate's first year in the doctoral program. Its main purpose is to ensure that the candidate has a sufficiently broad general knowledge of Mathematics (especially Analysis, Algebra, and Topology) before beginning work on the thesis.
b) At a time to be determined by the Supervisory Committee, but not later than at the end of the candidate's second year in the doctoral program, the candidate must take the intermediate review, also consisting of one or more examinations which may be written or oral or both. Its purpose is to ensure that the candidate has sufficient specialized knowledge in the area of the proposed research work and related areas.
c) The examinations associated with both the qualifying review and the intermediate review are general, and are not based on any particular course.
d) Successful completion of both the qualifying and intermediate reviews constitutes successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination in the sense of General Regulation H.
SPECIFIC REGULATIONS FOR THE PH.D. IN STATISTICS
1. Successful completion of a M.A.S. or M.Sc. program or the equivalent
is a prerequisite for entry into a Ph.D. program.
2. The candidate shall complete satisfactorily a minimum of 6 credit hours in graduate courses other than those courses required for a M.A.S./M.Sc. Candidates may be required by the Supervisory Committee to take additional program courses.
3. The comprehensive examination shall consist of a written and an oral examination.
a) The written examination shall take place as soon as the supervisory committee deems appropriate but not later than at the end of the candidate’s first year in the doctoral program. The purpose of the written comprehensive examination is to ensure that the candidate has a broad general knowledge of statistics before beginning work on the thesis.
b) At the time to be determined by the supervisory committee, but not later than at the end of the candidate’s second year in the doctoral program, the candidate will be required to take the oral examination. The purpose of the oral examination is to ensure that the candidate is making sufficient progress and has sufficient specialized knowledge in the area of the proposed research work and related areas. The oral examination may also include questions of a general nature relating to the field of specialization.
4. Each candidate will be required to present at least one paper at a graduate seminar on a topic to be approved by his or her Supervisor.
TABLE OF CREDIT RESTRICTIONS FOR PRESENT MATHEMATICS COURSES WITH FORMER MATHEMATICS COURSES
CREDIT MAY BE OBTAINED FOR ONLY ONE COURSE FROM EACH OF THE PAIRS LISTED IN THIS TABLE
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COURSESA selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow:
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