Program Category: PhD Programs
Chair: Johan de Jong
Director of Graduate Studies: Michael Harris
Degree Programs: Full-Time: PhD

The department offers an intensive PhD program for full-time students planning careers in research and university teaching. The MA degree is earned, as a matter of course, after completing two Residence Units and the written qualifying examination. After fulfilling the requirements for the MA degree in Mathematics, a graduate student takes a variety of advanced courses offered by the department and, in some cases, by certain related departments. The student also may participate in seminars related to his or her interests.

Doctoral students generally receive five years of full fellowship support and in return are required to participate in the teaching program for four years beginning in the second year of study.

Fellowships are awarded in recognition of academic achievement and in expectation of scholarly success. Teaching and research experience are considered an important aspect of the training of graduate students. Thus, graduate fellowships include some teaching and research apprenticeship. 

Special Admissions Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, all students must submit one transcript showing courses and grades per school attended, a statement of academic purpose, a personal statement, and three letters of evaluation from academic sources.

Please Note: GRE Subject Exam scores are required of all applicants. However, in light of continued difficulties scheduling these exams, Fall 2024 applications without GRE Subject Exam scores will receive full consideration, provided all other application materials are received by the deadline. 

*GSAS will accept up to four recommendations, regardless of the number required by your program of interest. However, to be eligible for admission at GSAS, at least TWO letters must be submitted by academic recommenders.