Our Ph.D. in mathematics program allows you to focus your work in one of four areas:
You must pass a written qualifying examination. Once you've chosen a dissertation advisor and topic, you should take the oral candidacy examination.
Most of your course requirements will be based on your area of focus. Our Ph.D. study plans provide examples of doctoral programs of study.
By completing the required Applications Involvement Component (AIC), you'll be exposed to mathematics in nonacademic settings. An AIC typically has three parts:
AIC internships usually take place during the summer. They're arranged by our AIC director in consultation with you. The organizations at which our interns have been placed include:
For additonal information about our Ph.D. program in mathematical sciences, please contact:
Professor Sien DengDirector of Graduate StudiesMathematical Sciences DepartmentNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalb, IL 60115
Registration or class questions815-753-6722
Director of Graduate StudiesSien Deng, Professorgradprog@niu.edu815-753-6765