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PhD Program

UW Mathematics

PhD Degree in Mathematics

Application Requirements


GPA: 3.0 / 4.0     GRE*: 300 (157 Quantitative; 143 Verbal)

GRE Math Subject Test not required but highly recommended.

International Students:

TOEFL*: 76 Internet-based exam         or       IELTS: 6.5

* See notes about GRE and TOEFL scores here.


University of Wyoming Department of Mathematics offers a PhD in MathematicsThe University of Wyoming’s Doctorate of Philosophy in Mathematics program is designed to be completed in three years if the applicant enters the program with a master’s degree in mathematics. Applicants without master’s degrees should expect to graduate in five years. 

The program stresses a wide knowledge of mathematics, including algebra, analysis, and applied/computational math. Students gain experience as instructors of undergraduate math classes and as mathematical researchers.


Program Requirements for Graduation

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA

  • Pass the foundation exam and a qualifying exam 

  • Teach two semesters of college mathematics

  • Pass the preliminary exam

  • Demonstrate competence in a research tool, such as a foreign language or a mathematical software package

  • Write and orally defend a doctoral dissertation

  • Complete a combination of 72 semester hours of coursework and dissertation research


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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4221

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