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2018-2020 Graduate School Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PhD Industrial and Computational Mathematics, Curriculum Sequence


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Suggested Curriculum Sequence


Sample Plan of Study (Option I: Student w/ a Master’s Degree – 39 credits)


The typical plan of study requires enrollment in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term to remain full-time.  Not every course is offered every term, and the following plan of study is an illustration. At the initial conference with an advisor, a preliminary plan of study will be established, and this will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies (using the SGS Plan of Study Form) for placement in the student’s official file.  At this time, any anticipated exceptions or anticipated transfer credits will be noted. An estimated time for completion of the thesis/dissertation must be included. Changes to the plan of study will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies. The student and the advisor will sign the form submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 9 Credits


Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 9 Credits


Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 9 Credits


MATH xxx:  Elective 1      3 Credits

MATH xxx:  Elective 2      3 Credits

MATH xxx:  Elective 3      3 Credits

Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 9 Credits


MATH xxx:  Elective 4    3 Credits

MATH xxx:  Elective 5    3 Credits

MATH xxx:  Elective 6    3 Credits

Comprehensive Examination in Computational Mathematics*


* NOTE: If the student does not pass the Comprehensive Examination, there may be additional coursework assigned to the student before attempting the Comprehensive Exam again.  If full-time status is required by the student, the student may enroll in MATH 993 which is course that conveys full-time status to a doctoral student as a full-time student engaged in study prior to the achievement of doctoral candidacy. Students studying for comprehensive examinations or preparing for a proposal defense enroll in this course.  This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.   

Year 3, Fifth Semester (Fall, Year 3): 0/9 Credits


MATH 993 : Doctoral Pre-Candidacy 0/9 Credits

 

** NOTE: This course conveys full-time status to a doctoral student as a full-time student engaged in study prior to the achievement of doctoral candidacy. Students studying for comprehensive examinations or preparing for a proposal defense enroll in this course.  This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.  

Oral Qualifying Examination/Language Requirement


Year 3, Sixth Semester (Spring, Year 3): 3/9 Credits


MATH 997 /MATH 998 : Dissertation Guidance / Dissertation Defense 3/9 Credits

 

*** NOTE: 

Upon achieving Doctoral Candidacy, the student will continuously register in Fall and Spring terms for MATH 997 (Dissertation Guidance) until the Dissertation is completed and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies for review.  The course is used only when the curriculum has been completed, candidacy has been achieved, and the student is completing the research and writing of the Dissertation. The MATH 997 course registration maintains the student status as a matriculated, full-time student (student is registered for 3 credit hours and the system reports a full-time 9 credit hour load).  

 

After the Intent to Defend the Dissertation form has been received by the School of Graduate Studies, this course registration will be changed to MATH 998 (Dissertation Defense) for the given semester and count for 3 credit hours of curricular coursework (MATH 998 will also count as 9 credits of load).  MATH 997 will not count toward curricular credits. Other courses cannot be substituted for MATH 997 (Dissertation Guidance). The only eligible grade for MATH 997 (Dissertation Guidance) is the grade of “S” and the only acceptable grade for MATH 998 (Dissertation Defense) is “P/F” (Pass/Fail).

Total Credit Hours: 39


Sample Plan of Study (Option II: Student w/ a Baccalaureate Degree only)


The typical plan of study requires enrollment in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term to remain full-time.  Not every course is offered every term, and the following plan of study is an illustration. At the initial conference with an advisor, a preliminary plan of study will be established, and this will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies (using the SGS Plan of Study Form) for placement in the student’s official file.  At this time, any anticipated exceptions or anticipated transfer credits will be noted. An estimated time for completion of the thesis/dissertation must be included. Changes to the plan of study will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies. The student and the advisor will sign the form submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 9 Credits


Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 9 Credits


Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 9 Credits


MATH xxx:  Elective 1                 3

MATH xxx:  Elective 2                 3

MATH xxx:  Elective 3                 3

Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 9 Credits


MATH xxx:  Elective 4           3

MATH xxx:  Elective 5           3

MATH xxx:  Elective 6           3

Year 3, Fifth Semester (Fall, Year 3): 9 Credits


MATH xxx:  Elective 7           3

MATH xxx:  Elective 8           3

MATH xxx:  Elective 9           3

Year 3, Sixth Semester (Spring, Year 3): 12 Credits


MATH xxx:  Elective 10           3

MATH xxx:  Elective 11           3

MATH xxx:  Elective 12           3

MATH xxx:  Elective 13           3

Comprehensive Examination in Computational Mathematics


NOTE: If the student does not pass the Comprehensive Examination, there may be additional coursework assigned to the student before attempting the Comprehensive Exam again.  If full-time status is required by the student, the student may enroll in MATH 993   which is course that conveys full-time status to a doctoral student as a full-time student engaged in study prior to the achievement of doctoral candidacy. Students studying for comprehensive examinations or preparing for a proposal defense enroll in this course.  This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.

Year 4, Seventh Semester (Fall, Year 4): 0 Credits


NOTE: This course conveys full-time status to a doctoral student as a full-time student engaged in study prior to the achievement of doctoral candidacy. Students studying for comprehensive examinations or preparing for a proposal defense enroll in this course.  This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.  

Oral Qualifying Examination/Language Requirement


Year 4, Eighth Semester (Spring, Year 4): 3 Credits


MATH 997  /MATH 998  : Dissertation Guidance / Dissertation Defense           3/9

Note


Upon achieving Doctoral Candidacy, the student will continuously register in Fall and Spring terms for MATH 997   (Dissertation Guidance) until the Dissertation is completed and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies for review.  The course is used only when the curriculum has been completed, candidacy has been achieved, and the student is completing the research and writing of the Dissertation. The MATH 997   course registration maintains the student status as a matriculated, full-time student (student is registered for 3 credit hours and the system reports a full-time 9 credit hour load).  


After the Intent to Defend the Dissertation form has been received by the School of Graduate Studies, this course registration will be changed to MATH 998   (Dissertation Defense) for the given semester and count for 3 credit hours of curricular coursework (MATH 998   will also count as 9 credits of load).  MATH 997   will not count toward curricular credits. Other courses cannot be substituted for MATH 997   (Dissertation Guidance). The only eligible grade for MATH 997 (Dissertation Guidance) is the grade of “S” and the only acceptable grade for MATH 998   (Dissertation Defense) is “P/F” (Pass/Fail).

Total Credit Hours: 60


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