DoctorateApplied Mathematics

Wichita State's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in applied mathematics program will prepare you for a high-paying, high demand career as a research mathematician in the public or private sectors. The program emphases include applied mathematics, statistics and applied mathematics-physics.

Learn how Applied Mathematics is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Admission to the Ph.D. program in applied mathematics requires:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics or physics, including coursework in advanced calculus, linear algebra, numerical methods, and either modern algebra or mechanics, electromagnetism and quantum physics.
  • A minimum 3.25 GPA in mathematics, statistics and physics courses
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 credit hours

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To complete the 84-credit-hour Ph.D. program, students must satisfy course, language and residency requirements, pass the qualifying and preliminary examinations, and write a dissertation containing original research in statistics, applied mathematics-physics or applied mathematics.

At least 36 credit hours must be in mathematics, statistics and physics courses numbered above 800. Courses used toward a master's degree may be included. A maximum of 36 credit hours may be transferred from another university at the discretion of the student's committee.


Whether you want to pursue graduate study or enter the workforce, a mathematics degree from Wichita State will put you on track to success, leading to careers in a variety of fields, such as:

•    Government: mathematicians and statisticians
•    Healthcare: biostatisticians
•    Research and development
•    Insurance company actuaries
•    Education

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