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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences has a long tradition in graduate study, having initiated the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the early 1900s. In addition to the Ph.D., the department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees.

With 43 full-time faculty and approximately 70 full-time students, the departments low student/faculty ratio provides an excellent environment for study and research direction. The department has strong research groups in the areas of algebra, complex analysis, differential equations, dynamical systems, functional analysis, numerical analysis, probability, topology and statistics.

The Master of Science degree can be directed to achieve a multitude of ends. In consultation with their advisers, students select a program of courses designed to provide basic training in mathematics at the graduate level and in-depth study in areas of special interest. If students intend to seek employment in industry or business, they may concentrate on applied mathematics, numerical analysis or statistics courses. Students interested in the Ph.D. degree would seek broad training in pure or applied mathematics.


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Mathematical Sciences
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


Don French
Phone: 513-556-4053

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Admission Requirements

• Official copy of transcripts
• Three letters of recommendation
• GRE general test score. (Although it is not a requirement, the GRE Mathematics subject test is strongly recommended.)
• TOEFL score for all applicants whose native language is not English

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