- Although most doctoral students are planning on careers in academia, there are also
many non-academic career opportunities available for people with ability and experience
in mathematics, statistics, and physics research. We encourage students in our program
in Applied Mathematics to consider such opportunities. About 1/3 of the graduates
of our program are employed in business, government or industry.
- The most significant part of PhD study is the completion of a dissertation containing
original research work in Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics. This work is done
under the close mentoring of a faculty member who has significant research experience
in that field. The areas of research expertise of our faculty can be found by exploring
the faculty web pages.
- There are many opportunities to learn about current mathematics, statistics, and physics
research through the departmental colloquium and various research seminars.
- Because our program is relatively small, students get close personal supervision early
in the program.