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Mathematical Sciences

Program Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in mathematical sciences is a nontraditional program in which students develop current mathematic applications on the computer and spend at least one semester visiting a governmental or industrial research facility prior to degree completion. Students have access to the traditional areas of doctoral work while developing a perspective of the mathematical sciences as an integrated whole with appropriate roles for both pure and applied mathematics allowing them to pursue a career in either academic or non-academic settings.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 March 1
Spring October 1 December 10 September 15
Summer June 1 Feburary 1

For More Information

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Watson Hall 320
Program website
gradprog@niu.edu
(815) 753-6775


Director of Graduate Studies:
Jeffrey Thunder 
jthunder@niu.edu
(815) 753-0566



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